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Manzaz Volcanic Field volcano

Scoria cones 1672 m / 5,485 ft
Algeria, 23.92°N / 5.83°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Manzaz Volcanic Field volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Manzaz Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

The Manzaz volcanic field, north of the Atakor volcanic field in the Hoggar (Ahaggar) volcanic district of Algeria, consists of a large number of scoria cones and associated lava flows. The volcanic field covers an area of 1500 sq km, overlying Precambrian metamorphic and plutonic rocks of the Tuareg shield. Many cones are breached, and the dominantly basaltic and basanitic volcanic products are rich in peridotite and pyroxenite xenoliths and megacrysts. The youngest volcanoes rest on Neolithic terraces and are of Holocene age.
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