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|Volcano Type:||Shield volcano|
|Last Known Eruption:||Unknown|
|Summit Elevation:||1957 m||6,421 feet|
|Karaca Dag (also known as Karacalidag) is a broad, 1957-m-high basaltic shield volcano in SE Turkey about 100 km north of the Syrian border. The volcano lies on the Arabian foreland about 150 km SW of the boundary with the Anatolian Plate and has been active since the Pliocene along a N-S-trending set of fissures and craters associated with the nearby Akcakale graben. Potassium-Argon dates of mid-Pleistocene age have been obtained from Karaca Dag lava flows, but Landsat imagery suggests that some lava flows, particularly those on the east flank, may perhaps be only a few thousand years old (Pearce et al., 1990).|