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Datong volcano

cinder cones 1882 m / 6,175 ft
Shanxi Province, Northern China, 40°N / 113.28°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: strombolian
Datong volcano eruptions: 450 AD (?), 60,000 years ago, 340,000 years ago No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
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 meters above sea level), Langwoshan (1,028 meters above sea level) and Gelaoshan (1,276 meters above sea level). The well-preserved Jinshan cone is a major tourist attraction of the area.
There are unconfirmed records of historic eruptions around 450 AD.

Background:

- Datong Volcanoes (www.chinaculture.org)
- Wei et al (2003) "Three active volcanoes in China and their hazards", Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 21 (5), pp. 515–526


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