ACTIVE VOLCANOES IN ASIA
Asia contains 60 percent of the world's population and some of the most active volcanoes. The region has a varied geography from the jungles of Indonesia to the deserts of Saudi Arabia.
Volcanoes of Afghanistan :
Afghanistan has a complex geology and tectonic history. Active volcanoes are located in eastern afghanistan, in a region that marks the collision zone with the Indian plate. The country contains mostly rugged mountains, with plains in north and southwest. The highest point is Nowshak 7,485 m. Earthquakes occur in Hindu Kush mountains.
Volcanoes of Afghanistan
Dacht-I-Navar (The volcano has erupted in the past 10,000 years) - Ghazni Province, Afghanistan
33.95 N, 67.92 E
summit elevation 3800 m
Dacht-I-Navar Volcano is located 133 km SW of Kabul. The volcano contains 15 lava domes. The volcanic area west of Ghanzi covers 4000 sq km. There is no evidence of recent eruptions at the volcano.
A magnitude 6 earthquake hit 140 km E of the volcano in 6th October 2008.
Vakak (Vakak Volcano has erupted within the past 10,000 years) – (Wakwak)
Wardak Province, Afghanistan
34.25 N, 67.97 E
summit elevation 3190 m
The volcanic field is located 115 km SW of Kabul.
There are 18 volcanoes in the field. The Vakak group is the result of hotspot volcanism. It is antipodal to Easter Island oceanic volcanism. A magnitude 6 earthquake hit 140 km SE of the volcano in 6th October 2008.
Volcanoes of Armenia:
Armenia is a landlocked country located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the Southern Caucasus. The terrain is mountainous with all land above 400 m altitude.The volcanic soils of the Armenian Plateau contain some of the world's earliest sites of agricultural activity. Volcanoes of Armenia
Aragats (Mt Aragats may have erupted in the past 10,000 years.) Aragatsotn Province, Armenia
40.55 N, 44.12 E
summit elevation 4090 m
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