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Kaiserstuhl volcano

stratovolcano 545 m
Germany, 48.1°N / 7.68°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Kaiserstuhl volcano eruptions: Last eruptions 16-19 million years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 11 Dec
Mon, 11 Dec 02:12 UTCM 0.5 / 11 km25 kmMuellheim D
Mon, 11 Dec 02:12 UTCM 0.7 / 9 km26 kmNeuenburg/Lkrs. Breisgau-Hochs./BW
Thu, 7 Dec
Thu, 7 Dec 13:47 UTCM 1.9 / 15.4 km31 kmFreiburg im Breisgau D
Sat, 2 Dec
Sat, 2 Dec 20:38 UTCM 0.7 / 10 km26 kmSchlettstadt/Dep. Bas-Rhin/Frankr.
Wed, 29 Nov
Wed, 29 Nov 21:43 UTCM 0.5 / 15.4 km15 kmFreiburg im Breisgau 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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