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Saturday, Sep 29, 2012
According to an article on NBC News, Changbaishan (Baitoushan) volcano in northeastern China close to the border with North Korea has been showing signs of unrest and might be preparing itself for an eruption in the next few decades. ... [more]

Volcanoes of China (15 volcanoes)

Kunlun | Tianshan | Turfan | unnamed | Tengchong | Hainan Dao | Leizhou Bandao | Honggeertu | Datong | Arshan | Keluo | Wudalianchi | Longgang | Changbaishan | Jingbo
China has a few active volcanoes, which are all related to intra-plate mantle plumes and located far from tectonic plate boundaries.
There are many historical earthquake reports from China, the earliest dating back to 23 BC, but only very few about volcanic eruptions.
One of the world's largest eruptions during the past 10,000 years took place at Baitoushan volcano on the China/Korea border in the 11th century AD. The most recent eruption in China was from the Kunlun volcano in 1951.
Kunlun
(pyroclastic cones)
Kunlun volcano is a group of about 70 fresh-looking cinder cones in NW Tibet. Although the cones are not very large, thanks to its location in the Tibetan Plateau, Kunlun is the highest volcano in the northern hemisphere.
An eruption occurred 1951 at Ashi Shan cone, markin... [more]

Tianshan
(volcanic field)
Tianshan volcano is a group of cinder cones in the Tianshan Mountains of Xinjiang Province in NW China. The Pechan cone was active in the 1st and 7th centuries AD. Pechan is also known by a variety of other names, including Peishan, Baishan, Hochan, Aghie, Bichbalick, Khala, and ... [more]

Turfan
(cinder cone)
Turfan volcano (allso referred to as the volcano of Ho-tscheu or Bischbalik) is an isolated volcanic cone near the city of Turfan in the Xinjiang Province of NW China.
An eruption was recorded during the Song Dynasty (between 960 and 1279 AD). The History of the Song Dynas... [more]

unnamed
(volcanic field)
A young volcanic field with no particular name is located in NW Tibet. The field contains a cone in the Kekexili caldera, which was previously thought to have been in eruption based on a satellite photo in 1973. This is now considered not to represent an eruption.
There are... [more]

Tengchong
(pyroclastic cones)
Tengchong volcano is a volcanic field in southern China 40 km from the border with Burma (Myanmar) 430 km WNW of the city of Kunming.
The Tengchong volcanic field contains 3 main volcanoes of Holocene age, Dayingshan, Maanshan, and Heikongshan, plus 65 older volcanoes and c... [more]

Hainan Dao
(pyroclastic cones)
Hainan Dao volcano is a group of 58 cinder cones on the northern part of Hainan Island in SE China.
Small fissure eruptions were recorded in 1883 from Lingao cone and in 1933 from Nansheling ridge. [more]

Leizhou Bandao
(volcanic field)
Leizhou Bandao volcano is a volcanic field on the Leizhou peninsula 480 km SW of Hong Kong, across the Qiongzhou strait north of Hainan Dao Island.
The field contains a group of Policene-Holocene cinder cones and the basaltic
Yingfengling and Tianyang volcanoes, whic... [more]

Honggeertu
(cinder cones)
Honggeertu volcano is a volcanic field consisting of about 12 cinder cones located 335 km NW of Beijing in the Nei Mongul Province. It is uncertain whether eruptions have occurred in the Holocene. [more]

Datong
(cinder cones)
The Datong volcanoes are located 3 km northeast of Datong City at Xigelaoshan in North China west of Beijing.
The volcanic field contains 30 cinder cones over an area of about 60 sq km. The most notable cones are Heishan (1,422 meters above sea level), Jinshan (1,368 meter... [more]

Arshan
(cinder cones)
Arshan volcano is a newly discovered active volcanic field in the central Da Hinggan Mountains of Inner Mongolia in NE China, 70 km from the border with Mongolia.
The field contains more than 40 cinder cones, tephra layers and lava flows. The most recent volcanic eruptions ... [more]

Keluo
(pyroclastic cones)
Keluo volcano is a volcanic field in NE China near the Russion border, south of the Heilongjiang (Black Dragon) River, 310 km NNW of the city of Daquiin.
The volcanic group covers 350 sq km and contains 23 cones, some of which could be Holocene in age (have formed less than... [more]

Wudalianchi
(volcanic field)
Wudalianchi volcano is one of the youngest volcanic fields on the mainland of Asia. It covers an area of about 500 sq km located at the junction between Xiaohinggan Mountains and Song-Nen depression in NE China. The last eruption was in 1719-1721 and erupted about 1 cu km of most... [more]

Longgang
(cinder cones)
Longgang volcano is a field of more than 150 cinder cones, lava flows and 8 maars located in Jilin Province of NE China, west of Changbaishan volcano. It covers an area of 1700 sq km.
A large (VEI4-5) eruption occurred around 350 AD from the large Jinlongdingzi ("Mountain o... [more]

Changbaishan
(stratovolcano)
Astronaut photograph ISS006-E-43366 acquired April 4, 2003 (ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center)Changbaishan (or Baitoushan) volcano is a large stratovolcano at the NE China - N Korean border and is and the most active in China.
It is also known as Tianchi, or in Korean as Baegdu or P'aektu-san (Paektusan) volcano.
One of the largest explosive eruptions in the ... [more]

Jingbo
(volcanic field)
Jingbo volcano (also known as Cingpo, Ching-pe, Chingpohu, or Jingbohu) is a young volcanic field in the Jingbo (or Jingpo) Lake area in NE China about 80 km SW of Mudanjiang city. The area is also known as the "Crater Forest" and "Frog Pool" areas.
The volcanic field conta... [more]

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