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Tendürek Dagi

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  • Turkey
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Shield
  • 1855 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.356°N
  • 43.874°E

  • 3514 m
    11529 ft

  • 213030
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tendürek Dagi.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Tendürek Dagi.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tendürek Dagi.

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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1855 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
0550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Lower SE flank
Deformation History

There is data available for 1 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 2003 - 2010 [Subsidence; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2003 Stop Date: 2010 Direction: Subsidence Method: InSAR
Magnitude: Unknown Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Remarks: Tendurek volcano exhibits continuous subsidence during the observation period, between 2003 and 2010.

Figure (see Caption)

(top) Line of sight (LOS) displacement velocity from the SBAS time series analysis of the (a) ascending and (b) descending track satellite data. The black triangle marks the western crater at the summit of Tendu?rek volcano. (middle) Profiles along N-S and E-W of the LOS velocity (grey dots) and the surface elevation (black line). (bottom) Temporal changes of the mean of selected pixels within a circle of 200 m radius at the position of the white numbered points in the top panels.

From: Bathke et al. 2013.


Reference List: Bathke et al. 2013.

Full References:

Bathke, H., Sudhaus, H., Holohan, E. P., Walter, T. R., & Shirzaei, M., 2013. An active ring fault detected at Tendürek volcano by using InSAR. J. Geophys. Res., 118(8), 4488-4502.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tendürek Dagi.

Photo Gallery

The dark-colored circular area above and to the right of the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the top) is Tendürek Dagi. This elongated shield volcano rises 1800 m above the plain of Dogubayazit, near the Iranian border, NE of Lake Van (whose NE tip is at the the lower left) and south of Mount Ararat (out of view to the upper right). An eruption took place from a vent on the SE flank of Tendürek Dagi about 2500 years ago, and a gas-and-ash eruption took place in 1855.

NASA Space Station image ISS002-E-7778, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Two circular craters lie along an E-W trend on the elongated summit ridge of Tendürek Dagi shield volcano in this NASA Landsat composite image (with north to the top). The higher western cone is capped by a steep-walled crater, and the flatter eastern crater contains a warm lake. Late-stage activity formed viscous trachytic lava domes and flows as well as fluid basaltic pahoehoe flows that extend 10-20 km to the north and south.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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Rough aa lava flows in the foreground occupy the slopes of Tendürek Dagi volcano. This elongated shield volcano rises 1800 m above the plain of Dogubayazit, near the Iranian border, south of Mount Ararat. The latest activity formed two major basaltic lava flows from large cones on the NE and SE flanks. An eruption took place from a vent on the SE flank of the volcano about 2500 years ago, and a gas-and-ash eruption took place in 1855.

Photo by Joël Boyer, 1993 (L.A.V.E.)
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GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Geologic Map of Turkey (Eastern Sheet)
Publisher: Ludwig Reichert Verlag, Weisbaden, Germany
Country: Turkey
Year: 1985
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Geologic Map of Turkey (Eastern Sheet)
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon
Title: Southwest Asia
Publisher: US Central Intelligence Agency
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1980
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:3,000
Map of Southwest Asia
Title: Clermont-Ferrand
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: France
Year: 1943
Series: AMS M661
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Clermont-Ferrand
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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