Volcano type: Caldera
Volcano number: 213801
Elevation: ~1380 m
Distance to Ankara: ~320 km
Closest city: Isparta ~5 km
The Gölcük caldera is located in southwestern Turkey, near the city of Isparta. Holocene activity is unconfirmed, however lava dome eruptions are known as recently as 24,000 years. The caldera was partially destroyed by a phreatoplinian eruption, and large pyroclastic flows were produced. Lava domes, lava flows and a maar have formed within the caldera, which is now partially occupied by a lake.
Golcuk Volcano ©Mehmet Çobankaya
Pilav Tepe Dome ©Gökhan Atıcı
Fall out deposits and pyrclastic rocks ©Gökhan Atıcı
Gas bubbling (CO2, H2S) ©Gökhan Atıcı
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Schmitt, A.K., Danışık, M., Siebel, W., Elitok, Ö., Chang, Y.-W., Shen, C.C. 2014. ‘’Late Pleistocene zircon ages for intracaldera domes at Gölcük (Isparta, Turkey)’’, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 286, 24–29.