Contact | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

Volcanoes of or near China (39)

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.

Arshan | Changbaishan | Chifeng | Dalainuoer | Datong | Dunhua | Erkeshan | Fanjiatung Group | Gaojianshi | Hainan | Heibei Plain | Honggeertu | Huixian | Jianghui Group | Jianshan | Jingbo | Keluo | Kuandian | Kunlun | Leizhou Bandao | Longgang | Longhai | Nuomin | Nushan | Taihangshanlu | Tangy'n | Tengchong | Tianshan | Turfan | unnamed | Unnamed | Unnamed | Unnamed | Unnamed | Unnamed | Weizhoudao | Wudalianchi | Yichuan | Yitong Group
[smaller] [bigger]

Volcano list

Arshan

(cinder cones unknown elevation)
Arshan (also known as Arxan-Chaihe or Motianling Group) 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 an... [more info]

Changbaishan

(stratovolcano 2744 m / 9,003 ft)
Astronaut photograph ISS006-E-43366 acquired April 4, 2003 (ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center)
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 info]

Chifeng

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Dalainuoer

(Pyroclastic cone(s) unknown)
[more info]

Datong

(cinder cones 1882 m / 6,175 ft)
The Datong volcanoes (Datong-Fengzen volcanic field) are located 3 km northeast of Datong City at Xigelaoshan in North China west of Beijing.
The volcanic field contains approx. 80 cinder cones and small lava domes. The most notable cones are Heishan (1,422 meters above se... [more info]

Dunhua

(Unknown 826 m / 2710 ft)
[more info]

Erkeshan

(Pyroclastic cone(s) 416 m / 1365 ft)
[more info]

Fanjiatung Group

(Cone(s) 283 m / 928 ft)
[more info]

Gaojianshi

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Hainan

(volcanic field, pyroclastic cones 196 m / 643 ft)
The Hainan volcanic field (also known as Khaynanj or Hainan Dao) comprises vast geologically young lava flows and numerous cinder cones on the northern part of Hainan Island in SE China.
Small fissure eruptions were recorded in 1883 from the Lingao cone and in 1933 from the... [more info]

Heibei Plain

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Honggeertu

(cinder cones 1700 m / 5,577 ft)
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 info]

Huixian

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Jianghui Group

(Pyroclastic cone unknown)
[more info]

Jianshan

(Shield 399 m / 1309 ft)
[more info]

Jingbo

(volcanic field 1000? m / 3,281 ft)
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 info]

Keluo

(pyroclastic cones 670 m / 2,198 ft)
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 info]

Kuandian

(Pyroclastic cone(s) 513 m / 1683 ft)
[more info]

Kunlun

(pyroclastic cones 5808 m / 19,055 ft)
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 info]

Leizhou Bandao

(volcanic field 259 m / 850 ft)
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 info]

Longgang

(cinder cones 1000 m / 3,281 ft)
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 info]

Longhai

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Nuomin

(Pyroclastic cone(s) 906 m / 2972 ft)
[more info]

Nushan

(Cone unknown)
[more info]

Taihangshanlu

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Tangy'n

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Tengchong

(pyroclastic cones 2865 m / 9,399 ft)
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 info]

Tianshan

(volcanic field unknown)
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 info]

Turfan

(cinder cone unknown)
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 info]

unnamed

(volcanic field 5400 m / 17,716 ft)
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 info]

Unnamed

(Unknown 6900 m / 22638 ft)
[more info]

Unnamed

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Unnamed

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Unnamed

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Unnamed

(Unknown unknown)
[more info]

Weizhoudao

(Shield unknown)
[more info]

Wudalianchi

(volcanic field 597 m / 1,959 ft)
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 info]

Yichuan

(Volcanic field unknown)
[more info]

Yitong Group

(Lava dome(s) 389 m / 1276 ft)
[more info]
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
14-21 Sep 2024: Almonds, Olives and Volcanoes - Nisyros Island (Greece)
7-22 Oct 2024: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
12-20 Oct 2024: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicily and Eolian Islands (Italy)
17-30 Nov 2024: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
3-17 Oct 2025: Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour - Naples, Eolian Islands, Etna (Italy)
= spaces available   = guaranteed   = few spaces left   = booked out
Latest news
Wed, 10 Mar 2021, 20:22

SO2 cloud detected in the area of Kunlun volcano, Tibet - could it be from a volcanic eruption?

Detected SO2 cloud in the area of Kunlun volcano, NW Tibet (image: SACS)
Update: It appears that the SO2 plume is from one of the recent paroxysms at Etna volcano. There is no sign of unusual activity at Kunlun volcano. ... Read all
Sat, 29 Sep 2012, 09:18

Changbaishan volcano (China / North Korea): signs of unrest

NASA space shuttle image from Changbaishan volcano taken on 4 April 2003
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. ... Read all
Why is there advertising on this site?
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Photos | Volcano News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 297 465 123 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
IAVCEI
IAVCEI
Vulkanologische Gesellschaft
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Ecotourism Greece
RUV insurance
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - Cookie Settings
Cookie-free, privacy-friendly web stats