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Kaiserstuhl volcano

stratovolcano 545 m
Germany, 48.1°N / 7.68°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Kaiserstuhl volcano eruptions: Last eruptions 16-19 million years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Wed, 13 Mar 07:15 UTCM 2.7 / 15.4 km22 kmMuellheim D (Germany)
Fri, 8 Mar 2019
Fri, 8 Mar 16:11 UTCM 1.8 / 15.8 km42 kmRottweil D (Germany)
Thu, 7 Mar 2019
Thu, 7 Mar 15:59 UTCM 1.6 / 19.6 km31 kmFreiburg im Breisgau D (Germany)
Wed, 6 Mar 2019
Wed, 6 Mar 15:27 UTCM 1.5 / 0.9 km28 kmFreiburg im Breisgau D (Germany)
Wed, 6 Mar 15:27 UTCM 2.0 / 0.9 km28 kmFreiburg im Breisgau D (Germany)
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An very old stratovolcano that dominated the Rhine river plain.

Background:

Petrologically the Kaiserstuhl is an alcali-carbonatite volcano that erupted about 16-19 million years ago in the Miocaene. There have been many pyroclastic flows and lava flows around the volcanic complexe. Some of the subvolcanic intrusions form the todays parts of the volcano. This stratovolcano originally had an altitude of 1000 - 2000 m. The Rhein river graben system was one of the causes why there was volcanic activitiy around the area of western "black forest" / Schwarzwald.

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