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Satellite image of Kaiserstuhl volcano

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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
Tue, 8 Oct 2019
Tue, 8 Oct 13:06 UTCM 1.914 kmSWITZERLAND - 8km de Unterkrozingen (quarry blast) (Germany)
Fri, 20 Sep 2019
Fri, 20 Sep 11:03 UTCM 1.89 kmSWITZERLAND - 9km de Unterkrozingen (quarry blast) (Germany)
Sun, 8 Sep 2019
Sun, 8 Sep 18:39 UTCM 1.2 / 10 km22 kmHorben/Lkrs. Breisgau-Hochs./BW (Germany)
Wed, 4 Sep 2019
Wed, 4 Sep 23:42 UTCM 1.5 / 5 km21 kmHartheim/Lkrs. Brsg.-Hochschw./BW (Germany)
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Thu, 17 Jan 22:47 UTCM 1.4 / 11 km26 kmSimonswald/Lkrs. Emmendingen/BW (Germany)
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An very old stratovolcano that dominated the Rhine river plain.


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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