East Eifel Volcanic Field volcano

Maar(s) 588 m / 1929 ft
Germany, 50.4°N / 7.33°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

Show interactive Map
[hide map] [enlarge]
Typical eruption style: unspecified
East Eifel Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
20 Jul 2021 11:36:43 GMT
1.5

8.6 km
47 km (29 mi)
18 km west of Taunusstein, Regierungsbezirk Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
19 Jul 2021 22:50:58 GMT
0.9

2.7 km
12 km (7.5 mi)
Germany: MUEHLHEIM-KAERLICH

Background

Activity at the East Eifel volcanic field began about 0.65-0.45 million years ago (Ma) with the formation of scoria cones, lava flows and tephra deposits. The Reiden volcanic complex at the western end produced a series of scoria cones, lava flows and lava domes from 0.45 to 0.35 Ma. Activity resumed around 0.215 Ma, continuing until 0.115 Ma, with the formation of scoria cones, maars and lava flows. The latest eruption, at the Laacher See maar, took place about 12,900 years ago (40Argon/39Argon age) and produced about 20 km3 of tephra (Schmincke et al., 2002).
---
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
Show more
Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
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.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us:
Follow us on facebook
Follow us on InstagramFollow us on TwitterVisit our Youtube channel