Karapinar Field

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.67°N
  • 33.65°E

  • 1302 m
    4271 ft

  • 213001
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Karapinar Field.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Karapinar Field. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Karapinar Field page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


Meke Golu lake surrounds the Meke Dagi cinder cone in the Karapinar volcanic field, which is comprised of cinder cones, lava fields, and maars on the Konya-Eregli plain. The 300-m-high Meke Dagi is one of the largest cinder cones in Central Anatolia. This maar complex evolved from a hyaloclastite tuff ring to a maar to a cinder cone, reflecting varying lake water levels during the eruption. "Meke" in Turkish means "smelling" ("Golu" is "Lake"): the water is full of sulfur bubbles from underwater solfataras.

Copyrighted photo by Marco Fulle, 1999 (Stromboli On-Line, http://stromboli.net).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Karapinar Field in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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