Sahand

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  • 37.75°N
  • 46.43°E

  • 3707 m
    12159 ft

  • 232001
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Sahand. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Innocenti F, Manetti P, Mazzuoli R, Pasquare G, Villari L, 1982. Anatolia and north-western Iran. In: Thorpe R S (ed) {Andesites}, New York: John Wiley, p 327-349.

Karakhanian A, Djrbashian R, Trifonov V, Philip H, Arakelian S, Avagian A, 2002. Holocene-historical volcanism and active faults as natural risk factors for Armenia and adjacent countries. J Volc Geotherm Res, 113: 319-344.

Sahand volcano (Kuh-e-Sahand) is located in NW Iran, about 60 km east of Lake Urmia and 40 km SSE of the city of Tabriz. The massive, extensively eroded calc-alkaline stratovolcano is one of the highest peaks in the Azarbaijan region and reaches a height of 3707 m. Numerous lava domes dot the lower flanks of the volcano. Pleistocene Potassium-Argon dates from 1.2-0.8 million years ago have been obtained (Innocenti et al., 1982), but Karakhanian et al. (2002) stated that eruptions at Sahand continued into the Holocene.