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Sabalan

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  • Iran
  • Middle East and Indian Ocean
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.268°N
  • 47.835°E

  • 4784 m
    15696 ft

  • 232002
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Sabalan.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Sabalan.

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

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Sabalan.

Photo Gallery

This postage stamp from Kyrgyzstan show Sabalan volcano (Kuhha-ye-Sabalan) in NW Iran. The volcano lies about 90 km west of the Caspian Sea and reaches a height of 4811 m. The glaciated volcano forms the highest point in NW Iran and is the country's 2nd highest volcano, exceeded only by Damavand. Eruptive activity at Sabalan continued into the Holocene.

Courtesy of Jim Whitford-Stark.
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.

Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Iran, Iraq, USSR (SW)
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Iran, Iraq, 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: Savalan Mountain
Publisher: USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1956
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Savalan Mountain
Title: Ardabil
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran/USSR
Year: 1952
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Ardabil
Title: Bandar-E-Pahlavi
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1952
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Bandar-E-Pahlavi
Title: Bandar-E-Pahlavi
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1952
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Bandar-E-Pahlavi
Title: Ahar
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Ahar
Title: Ahar
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Ahar
Title: Meyaneh
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Meyaneh
Title: Meyaneh
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Meyaneh
Title: Meyaneh
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Iran
Year: 1951
Series: AMS K502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Meyaneh
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 Sabalan in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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