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Longgang volcano

cinder cones 1000 m / 3,281 ft
China, 42.33°N / 126.5°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: strombolian
Longgang volcano eruptions: around 350 AD No recent earthquakes
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Longgang volcano is a field of more than 150 cinder cones, lava flows and 8 maars located in Jilin Province of NE China, west of Changbaishan volcano. It covers an area of 1700 sq km.
A large (VEI4-5) eruption occurred around 350 AD from the large Jinlongdingzi ("Mountain of the Golden Dragon") cone and deposited basaltic pumice and scoria over a broad area to the east. Jinlongdingzi is the only known vent that has erupted in the past 10,000 years.
The composition of the lavas of Longgang is basaltic and trachybasaltic.


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