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Lower Chindwin volcano

volcanic field 385 m / 1,263 ft
Burma (Myanmar), 22.28°N / 95.1°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: strombolian
Lower Chindwin volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 10 Sep
Mon, 10 Sep 16:57 UTCM 4.5 / 102 km107 km MYANMAR
Mon, 10 Sep 16:57 UTCM 4.5 / 101 km107 km- 58km SSE of Mawlaik, Burma
The Lower Chindwin volcano is a field of 7 or 8 explosion craters along the lower Chindwin River in central Myanmar.
Most cones and lava flows are older than 10,000 years, but a very young-looking basalt flow forms a plateau north of Thayet-Pingan.

Background:

The volcano belongs to the Burma volcanic arc west of the Sagaing-Namyin Fault. The field contains various lava compositions from rhyolitic, dacitic, andesitic to olivine basaltic rocks.
Cones and craters include Wazin Taung (366 m), Natyin Taung (237 m), Minma (200 m), Letpadaung Taung (322 m), Okpo Hill (272 m), Ywatha (122 m), lake-filled Taungbyauk crater (198 m), lake-filled Twindaung crater (231 m), lake-filled Songyuang crater.


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