Kutum Volcanic Field volcano

Updated: Aug 15, 2022 06:18 GMT - Refresh
Scoria cones unknown summit elevation
Sudan, 14.57°N / 25.85°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kutum Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

The Kutum basaltic volcanic field in the northern Dafur area of western Sudan, is located SW of the larger Meidob volcanic field. As with other Saharan volcanic fields, Kutum (also known as the Tagabo Hills or Berti Hills) contains very well-preserved cones, lava flows, and explosion craters. They were considered to be of late-Pleistocene or even Holocene age (Almond, 1974). Franz et al. (1997), however, assigned only Tertiary age ranges for rocks from Tagabo Hills.
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