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Gharyan Volcanic Field volcano

Stratovolcano(es) 850 m / 2789 ft
Libya, 32°N / 13.25°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Gharyan Volcanic Field volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Gharyan Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

The Gharyan volcanic field is about 3000 km2 in area, but its volcanic structures and products, which include a lava plateau, phonolite domes, and younger small volcanic centers, are relatively thin, at only 350 km3 in volume (Liegeois et al., 2005). Potassium-Argon ages of the youngest volcanics range from 1-12 Ma (Almond, 1974; Liegeois et al., 2005). These volcanic centers are generally basanitic and contain abundant lherzolitic xenoliths (Liegeois et al., 2005).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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