Dar-Alages

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Dar-Alages
Highest point
Elevation 3,329 m (10,922 ft)
Coordinates 39°34′54″N 45°40′43″E / 39.58167°N 45.67861°E / 39.58167; 45.67861Coordinates: 39°34′54″N 45°40′43″E / 39.58167°N 45.67861°E / 39.58167; 45.67861
Geography
Location Armenia
Geology
Mountain type Pyroclastic cone
Last eruption 2000 BCE ± 1000 years

Dar-Alages (Armenian: Դարալագյազ[1]) is a group of six cinder lava cones south of Lake Sevan in Armenia.[2] Fissure eruptions from Vaiyots-Sar dammed the Arpa river at Vayk and continued down the valley for 6 km. These lava flows are considered Holocene in age given the lack of a soil cover and their placement above a Pleistocene river terrace. Smbatassar cinder cones likewise generated two lava flows of 11 and 17 km length that overlie Pleistocene Yeheghis river terraces, thus also dating to the Holocene. Legends of the destruction of the towns Yegheghis and Moz in 735 AD may be linked to activity in these volcanoes.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dar-Alages". Volcanoes. VolcanoDiscovery. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dar-Alages". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ Karakhanian, A.; Djrbashian, R.; Trifonov, V.; Philip, H.; Arakelian, S.; Avagian, A. (2002). "Holocene-historical volcanism and active faults as natural risk factors for Armenia and adjacent countries". Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 113 (1–2): 319–344. doi:10.1016/S0377-0273(01)00264-5. ISSN 0377-0273.