Taftan Volcano | John Seach


Sistan and Baluchestan Province

28.60 N, 61.60 E
summit elevation 4050 m

Taftan volcano is located in SE Iran, 56 km from the Pakistan border. The volcano contains two summits (Narkuh and Matherkuh), with solfatara on SE cone.

Taftan is the only active volcano in Makran continental volcanic arc. The volcano contains both hot and cold springs.

1993 Eruption (uncertain)
In 1993 a lava flows or sulphur flow possibly occurred at the volcano.

1902 Eruption (uncertain)
In 1902 smoke was reported at the volcano.

Further reading
Zelenski, M., Chaplygin, I., Babadi, M.F., Taran, Y., Campion, R., Mehrabi, B., Shakeri, A., Delavari, M., Nekrylov, N., Pokrovsky, B. and Sevastyanov, V., 2020. Volcanic gas emissions from Taftan and Damavand, the Iranian volcanoes. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, p.106880.

Biabangard, H. and Moradian, A., 2008. Geology and geochemical evaluation of Taftan Volcano, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, southeast of Iran. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry27(4), p.356.

Taftan Volcano Eruptions

1993?, 1902?