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Tarso Voon volcano

Stratovolcano 3100 m / 10,170 ft
Chad, 20.92°N / 17.28°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Tarso Voon volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Tarso Voon volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo recent earthquakes
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Background:

The broad summit of Tarso Voon volcano, located in the west-central part of the Tibesti Range, is truncated by a shallow 14 x 18 km wide caldera. Ignimbrite deposits surround the caldera to distances of 15-35 km. Tarso Voon was constructed over a basement of Precambrian schists. Youthful-looking Quaternary basaltic lava flows have been erupted from vents near the caldera rim over a 180 degree area extending counterclockwise from the NE and from Ehi Mousgau, a 3100-m-high stratovolcano located to the NW. The Soborom solfatara field, the largest in the Tibesti Range, is located in an area of volcano-tectonic uplift 5 km west of the caldera rim. Its fumaroles, active mud pots, and boiling waters are visited by Tibesti peoples for medicinal uses.
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