Turfan volcano

cinder cone unknown
Xinjiang Province, China, 42.9°N / 89.25°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Turfan volcano (allso referred to as the volcano of Ho-tscheu or Bischbalik) is an isolated volcanic cone near the city of Turfan in the Xinjiang Province of NW China.
An eruption was recorded during the Song Dynasty (between 960 and 1279 AD). The History of the Song Dynasty recorded activity consisting of frequent "smoke from the volcano on cloudless days and a nighttime blaze like a torch".
The northern Song Dynasty ruled from 960-1127 AD and the southern Song Dynasty from 1127-1279 AD.

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Typical eruption style: strombolian
Turfan volcano eruptions: 1120 AD ± 150 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
20 Jun 4:14 am (GMT +8) (19 Jun 2021 20:14:37 GMT)
4.3

10 km
33 km (21 mi)
31 km southwest of Turpan, Xinjiang, China



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