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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
Sat, 4 Mar
Sat, 4 Mar 12:41 UTCM 2.3 / 3 km16 km FRANCE-GERMANY BORDER REGION
Sat, 4 Mar 12:41 UTCM 2.6 / 1 km15 kmFreiburg im Breisgau D
Wed, 1 Mar
Wed, 1 Mar 07:34 UTCM 1.4 / 2.5 km25 kmMuellheim D
Wed, 1 Mar 07:34 UTCM 2.0 / 2.5 km25 kmMuellheim D
Sun, 19 Feb
Sun, 19 Feb 13:56 UTCM 0.5 / 6 km23 kmEschbach/Lkrs. Breisgau-Hochschwarz
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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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