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  • Iran
  • Middle East and Indian Ocean
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.75°N
  • 46.43°E

  • 3707 m
    12159 ft

  • 232001
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Sahand.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Sahand. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Sahand 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 Sahand.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Sahand.

Photo Gallery

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 city of Maragheh (darker area at lower left) lies below the southern flanks of the volcano. Numerous lava domes (upper right) occupy the lower flanks of the volcano. The massive calc-alkaline stratovolcano is one of the highest peaks in the Azarbaijan region and reaches a height of 3707 m.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS74-708-25, 1995 (
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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