Karapınar Field is a volcanic field in central Anatolia, Asian Turkey.

Karapınar Field
Karapınar; Meke Gölü.JPG
Cinder cone and Meke Gölü, a crater lake.
Highest point
Elevation1,302 m (4,272 ft)
Coordinates37°40′N 33°39′E / 37.67°N 33.65°E / 37.67; 33.65
Geography
LocationKonya Province, Turkey
Geology
Mountain typeVolcanic field / Cinder cones / Maars / Crater lake
Last eruptionUnknown
Karapınar Field seen from space (false color).

GeographyEdit

The volcanic area is located near the city of Karapınar, in the Karapınar District of Konya Province.

FeaturesEdit

The basaltic Karapınar Volcanic Field consists of five cinder cones, two lava fields, and several explosion craters and maars.

Meke Dağı, at 300 metres (980 ft) in elevation, is one of the largest cinder cones in the Central Anatolia Region.

Meke Dağı is surrounded by Meke Gölü, a crater lake.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Karapinar Field". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
 
Karapınar Volcanic Field and Meke Gölü crater lake panorama