Porak Volcano | John Seach



40.02 N , 45.78 E
summit elevation 2800 m

Porak volcano lies in the Vardeniss volcanic ridge about 20 km SE of Lake Sevan, on the Armenia/Azerbaijan border. The volcano group consists of the central Porak volcano with 10 parasitic cones and Holocene fissure eruption centers.

Jermouk and Histissou thermal areas are located 15-20 km away from the Porak volcano. There are two lava fows, up to 21 km long, extending north and northwest.

Petroglyphs from fifth century BC have shown eruptions of Porak volcano.

Further reading
Karakhanian, A., Jrbashyan, R., Trifonov, V., Philip, H., Arakelian, S., Avagyan, A., Baghdassaryan, H. and Davtian, V., 2006. Historical volcanoes of Armenia and adjacent areas: What is revisited?. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research155(3-4), pp.338-345.

Porak Volcano Eruptions

782-773  BC