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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 Jun
Wed, 13 Jun 19:59 UTCM 1.4 / 1 km12 kmColmar F
Wed, 13 Jun 19:59 UTCM 1.0 / 1 km9 kmColmar F
Tue, 12 Jun
Tue, 12 Jun 10:57 UTCM 1.2 / 3.4 km14 kmFreiburg im Breisgau D
Fri, 1 Jun
Fri, 1 Jun 08:51 UTCM 1.0 / 0.7 km39 kmMuellheim D
Wed, 30 May
Wed, 30 May 13:05 UTCM 1.5 / 1.3 km41 kmSchluchsee D
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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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