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Hainan Dao volcano

pyroclastic cones unknown summit elevation
Hainan Island, SE China, 19.7°N / 110.1°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Hainan Dao volcano eruptions: 1933, 1883 No recent earthquakes
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Hainan Dao volcano is a group of 58 cinder cones on the northern part of Hainan Island in SE China.
Small fissure eruptions were recorded in 1883 from Lingao cone and in 1933 from Nansheling ridge.

Background:

Smithsonian / GVP volcano information:
The Hainan Dao volcanic field consists of a group of 58 Pleistocene-Holocene tholeiitic cones that are part of the Qionglei volcano group, also known as the Leiqiong volcanic field. The Hainan Dao volcanic field covers about 4100 sq km of the northern part of Hainan Island (also known as Qiong), across the Qiongzhou strait south of the Leizhou (Liuchow) Peninsula. The Hainan Dao volcano field is of Pleistocene-Holocene age, but historical eruptions were reported in the Lingao and Chengmai areas in the 19th and 20th centuries. Leihuling and Maanshan, two of the best preserved volcanic cones, are oriented along an E-W fracture and are part of a cluster of about 30 cones in the Shishan and Yongzing regions.


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