Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12391
Damavand is largely composed of pyroclastic flow deposits, tephra, and radial lava flows that have erupted mostly from summit vents to form the steep flanks. The summit is near the center of this October 2019 Planet Labs satellite image monthly mosaic (N is at the top; this image is approximately 40 km across). The current cone has formed over the remains of an older cone.
Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs Inc., 2019 (https://www.planet.com/).
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