Ciomadul volcano

Lava dome(s) 1289 m / 4229 ft
Romania, 46.13°N / 25.88°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
Last update: 22 Feb 2020

The Ciomadul is the youngest volcano of the Carpathian-Pannonian region. Its most recent activity dates back a few tens of thousands years and produced abundant pyroclastic fall and flow deposits. The volcano consists of a complex of lava domes in the Calimani-Harghita Range.

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Typical eruption style: effusive and explosive
Ciomadul volcano eruptions: between 32,600 and 27,500 years ago

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 09:47 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 26, 2021 12:47 pm (GMT +3) (Oct 26, 2021 09:47 GMT)

5 km
43 km (27 mi)
Oraş Vlãhiţa, 13 km northeast of Odorheiu Secuiesc, Harghita, Romania
Friday, October 22, 2021 10:11 GMT (1 earthquake)
Oct 22, 2021 1:11 pm (GMT +3) (Oct 22, 2021 10:11 GMT)

6 km
11 km (6.8 mi)
Comuna Malnaş, 21 km north of Sfântu Gheorghe, Covasna, Romania
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:47 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Oct 15, 2021 2:47 pm (GMT +3) (Oct 15, 2021 11:47 GMT)

3 km
9.8 km (6.1 mi)
Comuna Băţani, Covasna, Romania
Oct 15, 2021 1:20 pm (GMT +3) (Oct 15, 2021 10:20 GMT)

3 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
Romania: Transilvania. Harghita
Oct 15, 2021 1:00 pm (GMT +3) (Oct 15, 2021 10:00 GMT)

3 km
20 km (12 mi)
Romania: Transilvania. Harghita


The Ciomadul lava-dome complex is the youngest volcanic center of the Carpathian-Pannonian region. Located at the SE end of the Calimani-Harghita Range, it consists of a dacitic dome complex formed about 500-700 ka.
The dome complex is cut by twin craters, Mohos and St. Anna. The latest eruption, from St. Anna, produced subplinian airfall and pyroclastic-surge deposits that have been variously dated between about 10.7 and 42 ka. Pecskay et al. (2006) noted ages of 1.0-0.03 Ma. A number of samples from other South Harghita locations (Porcuhu, Cucu, Kapus, Pilisca, Balvanyos, Haramul Mare, and Koves Peak) had Quaternary dates.
Source: GVP

Cited reference:
Pecskay Z, Lexa J, Szakacs A, Seghedi I, Balogh K, Konecny V, Zelenka T, Kovacs M, Poka T, Fulop, Marton E, Panaiotu C, Cvetkovic V, 2006. Geochronology of Neogene magmatism in the Carpathian arc and intra-Carpathian area. Geologica Carpathica 57:6, p. 511-530.

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