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Meidob Volcanic Field volcano

Scoria cones 2000? m / 6,562 ft
Sudan, 15.32°N / 26.47°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Meidob Volcanic Field volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Meidob Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: 2950 BC ± 500 years No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

The alkaline Meidob volcanic field in western Sudan, at the NE end of the Dafur volcanic province, covers an area of 5000 sq km with nearly 700 Pliocene-to-Holocene vents. The volcanic field was constructed over an uplifted Precambrian igneous and metamorphic basement and is elongated in an E-W direction. Basaltic scoria cones and associated lava flows dominate, but trachytic-phonolitic lava domes, tuff rings, and maars are among the youngest volcanic products. Basaltic scoria cones are scattered throughout the field; their lavas have produced a broad lava plateau. The central part of the field consists of younger phonolitic lava flows, trachytic pumice-fall deposits, ignimbrites, and maars. The youngest dated eruptions about 5000 years ago produced a tuff ring and a lava flow.
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