Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
1-19 Sep 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-18 Sep 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
21-28 Sep 2019: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island (Greece)
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
News

no news in this list.

 

Azas volcano

volcanic field 2765 m / 9,071 ft
Southeastern Russia, 52.52°N / 98.6°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Azas volcano books
Typical eruption style: effusive
Azas volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
The Azas Plateau (also known as the (Northeast) Tuva or Khamsara-Biykhem Plateau) is a large volcanic field is west of the SW tip of Lake Baikal and north of the border with Mongolia. The volcanic field contains cinder cones and lava flows, some of which are less than 10,000 years old.

Background:

The Azas Plateau covers an area of about 2000 sq km and is the westernmost volcanic province of the Baikal Rift System. Its surface is eroded by glaciers who have cut broad valleys and left several table-mountains of hyaloclastites and lava flows.
The 2765-m-high Shivit-Tayga stratovolcano is one of the most prominent features of the Azas Plateau and is capped by 2 craters that once contained lava lakes.
Derbi-Tayga is a 2605-m-high glacially eroded shield volcano.
The surface of the Ulug-Arginsky cinder cone is dotted with large granitic erratics, and is probably late Pleistocene in age.
Some valley filling basaltic flows in the Azas Plateau are not glacially eroded and could be Holocene in age, as well as well-preserved lava flows near the Bii-Hem River.
(Smithsonian / GVP information)


Latest satellite images

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.