Chaîne des Puys volcan

Lava dome(s), Pyroclastic cone(s), Maar(s) 1464 m / 4802 ft
Massif Central, France, 45.78°N / 2.97°E
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)

The Chaîne des Puys in the Massif Central of southern France is one of Europe's youngest volcanic fields. It consists of numerous cinder cones and maars roughly arranged on a N-S trending line. The last activity occurred only about 6000 years ago, which is why the volcanoes should be considered still active although there are no signs at present of any new activity to be expected in any near future.

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Style éruptif tipique: explosive, monogenetic
Eruptions du volcan Chaîne des Puys: approx. 6000 years ago near Besse-en-Chandesse

Latest nearby earthquakes

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
mercredi, 15. septembre 2021 10:02 GMT (3 séismes)
15 sept. 2021 12:02 (GMT +2) (15. sept. 2021 10:02 GMT)
1.4
29 km (18 mi)
22 km au nord-ouest de Riom, Puy-de-Dôme, Département de la Loire, France
15 sept. 2021 11:40 (GMT +2) (15. sept. 2021 09:40 GMT)
1.5
28 km (17 mi)
5.8 km au nord-ouest de Issoire, Puy-de-Dôme, Département de la Loire, France
15 sept. 2021 11:12 (GMT +2) (15. sept. 2021 09:12 GMT)
1.5
47 km (29 mi)
Puy-de-Dôme, 23 km au sud-est de Montluçon, France
mardi, 14. septembre 2021 12:04 GMT (1 séisme)
14 sept. 2021 14:04 (GMT +2) (14. sept. 2021 12:04 GMT)
2.2
28 km (17 mi)
5.4 km au nord-ouest de Issoire, Puy-de-Dôme, Département de la Loire, France
lundi, 6. septembre 2021 09:25 GMT (1 séisme)
6 sept. 2021 11:25 (GMT +2) (6. sept. 2021 09:25 GMT)
1.5
28 km (17 mi)
5.6 km au nord-ouest de Issoire, Puy-de-Dôme, Département de la Loire, France

Introduction

The Chaîne des Puys form a N-S-trending chain of basaltic and trachytic cinder cones, basaltic maars, and trachytic lava domes in France's Massif Central that has been active into the Holocene.
Construction of the present-day Chaîne des Puys began about 70,000 years before present (BP), and was largely completed by the beginning of the Holocene. Holocene eruptions constructed lava domes such as the Puy de Dôme, whose growth was accompanied by pyroclastic flows, cinder cones that fed lengthy lava flows, and maars. The latest well-documented activity took place about 6000 BP near Besse-en-Chandesse and included the powerful explosions that formed the Lac Pavin maar.
The dating of younger tephras has not yet been confirmed, and reports of historical eruptions as late as 1000 BP have been discredited.


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