Tenduruk Dagi

Volcano number:213030
Region:Mediterranean and W. Asia
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?Yes
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:2003 to 2010
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

Bathke et al. (2013) present InSAR data at Tenduruk volcano. They detected a large (~105 km2) region that underwent subsidence at the rate of ~1 cm/yr during this period. Source modeling results show that the observed signal fits best to simulations of a near-horizontal contracting sill located at around 4.5 km below the volcano summit (Bathke et al., 2013). 

The authors interpret the displacement field is the surface expression of an inherited ring fault that has been slowly reactivated during the detected recent subsidence. 

The Turkish National Commission for Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior and Hacettepe University undertake some monitoring in Turkey. Three volcanoes have records of historic activity – Nemrut Dagi, Ararat (Agri Dagi) and Tendürek Dagi. Of these, only Nemrut Dagi, has three seismometers dedicated to the monitoring of the volcano (Brown et al., 2015).

Reference:Bathke, H., Sudhaus, H., Holohan, E. P., Walter, T. R., & Shirzaei, M. (2013). An active ring fault detected at Tendürek volcano by using InSAR. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(8), 4488-4502.
Reference:Regional and country profiles of volcanic hazard and risk. Report IV of the GVM/IAVCEI contribution to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
S.K. Brown, R.S.J. Sparks, K. Mee, C. Vye-Brown, E. Ilyinskaya, S. Jenkins, S.C. Loughlin
Reference:Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
Location:43.874, 39.356

View of Tenduruk Dagi. Source: Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program