Lower Chindwin Vulkan
Myanmar, 22.28°N / 95.1°E
Aktueller Status: normal / ruhend (1 von 5)
The Lower Chindwin volcano is a field of 7 or 8 explosion craters along the lower Chindwin River in central Myanmar.
Most cones and lava flows are older than 10,000 years, but a very young-looking basalt flow forms a plateau north of Thayet-Pingan.
Ausbrüche des Lower Chindwin: unknown, no recent eruptions
Letzte Erdbeben in der NäheNo recent earthquakes
BeschreibungThe volcano belongs to the Burma volcanic arc west of the Sagaing-Namyin Fault. The field contains various lava compositions from rhyolitic, dacitic, andesitic to olivine basaltic rocks.
Cones and craters include Wazin Taung (366 m), Natyin Taung (237 m), Minma (200 m), Letpadaung Taung (322 m), Okpo Hill (272 m), Ywatha (122 m), lake-filled Taungbyauk crater (198 m), lake-filled Twindaung crater (231 m), lake-filled Songyuang crater.
See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS