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Aragats

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  • Armenia
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 40.53°N
  • 44.2°E

  • 4095 m
    13432 ft

  • 214060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Aragats.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Aragats.

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

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

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Aragats.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Aragats.

Photo Gallery

The twin northern summits of Aragats volcano in NW Armenia are seen from a ridge to the south. Extensive hydrothermal alteration has modified rocks in the summit region of this large andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcano. The 4095-m-high main edifice of Aragats is dissected by glaciers and is of Pliocene to late-Pleistocene age. Satellitic cones and fissures have produced lava flows of late-Pleistocene to possible Holocene age.

Photo by Alexander Margarian.
See title for photo information.
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: Turkey, USSR (SW)
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Turkey, USSR (SW)
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

The following 34 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 117574-10 Andesitic Basalt Karmratar --
NMNH 117574-109 Basaltic Andesite Astarak Flow --
NMNH 117574-11 Andesite Blrashark --
NMNH 117574-110 Dacite -- --
NMNH 117574-111 Basaltic Andesite -- --
NMNH 117574-112 Andesite -- --
NMNH 117574-113 Andesitic Dacite -- --
NMNH 117574-114 Dacite -- --
NMNH 117574-115 Scoria Oshakan --
NMNH 117574-116 Scoria Oshakan --
NMNH 117574-117 Pumice Brusok --
NMNH 117574-118 Obsidian Brusok --
NMNH 117574-119 Pumice Pokr Arteni --
NMNH 117574-12 Andesite Blrashark --
NMNH 117574-120 Obsidian Pokr Arteni --
NMNH 117574-121 Rhyolite Pokr Arteni --
NMNH 117574-129 Basaltic Andesite -- --
NMNH 117574-130 Basaltic Andesite -- --
NMNH 117574-131 Basaltic Andesite -- --
NMNH 117574-132 Perlite Pokr Arteni --
NMNH 117574-14 Andesite Menak Blur --
NMNH 117574-15 Andesitic Basalt Menak Blur --
NMNH 117574-16 Andesite Karmratar --
NMNH 117574-17 Andesite Lousakatar --
NMNH 117574-21 Andesitic Basalt Karmratar --
NMNH 117574-22 Andesite Karmratar --
NMNH 117574-23 Andesitic Basalt Karmratar --
NMNH 117574-28 Lapilli Karmratar --
NMNH 117574-29 Ash Karmratar --
NMNH 117574-5 Basalt Araks Cone --
NMNH 117574-6 Basalt Tirinkatar --
NMNH 117574-7 Andesitic Basalt Shamiram --
NMNH 117574-8 Andesitic Basalt Karmratar --
NMNH 117574-9 Andesitic Basalt Blrashark --
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