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  • Turkey
  • Mediterranean and Western Asia
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.58°N
  • 28.52°E

  • 750 m
    2461 ft

  • 213000
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kula.

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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 Kula. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Kula 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 Kula.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kula.

Photo Gallery

The Kara Divlit Tepe ("Black Ink Cone") scoria cone is part of the Kula volcanic field, the westernmost area of young volcanism in Turkey. It is the youngest of the broad Quaternary volcanic field, which is mostly Pleistocene in age. The 300-m-high cone produced a voluminous lava flow (visible to the N, right of the cone) that traveled 22 km NW and is one of the two youngest flows at Kula. The Kula volcanic field contains a group of cones and maars erupted along a roughly E-W-trending line.

Photo by Samuele Agostini, 2000 (CNR, Pisa, Italy).
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: Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Libya, Turkey
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Greece, Turkey
Year: 1989
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Libya, Turkey

Title: Geologic Map of Turkey (Western 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 (Western Sheet)

Title: The Aegean
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Greece, Turkey
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of The Aegean
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 35 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 111123-1247 Kulaite -- --
NMNH 98649 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98650 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98651 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98652 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98653 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98654 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98655 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98656 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98657 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98658 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98659 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98660 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98661 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98662 Schist -- --
NMNH 98663 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98664 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98665 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98666 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98667 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98668 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98669 Basalt Scoria -- --
NMNH 98670 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98671 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98672 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98673 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98674 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98675 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98676 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98677 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98678 Hornblende Basalt -- --
NMNH 98680 Mica Schist -- --
NMNH 98681 Hornblende Schist -- --
NMNH 98682 Diabase -- --
NMNH 98683 Serpentinite -- --
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