Vitim volcano

cinder cones 1250 m / 4,101 ft
Southeastern Russia, 53.7°N / 113.3°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The Vitim Plateau volcano is a vast volcanic field northeast of the Baikal Lake. Cinder cones and associated lava flows are spread over an area of about 10,000 sq km.

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Typical eruption style: strombolian, effusive
Vitim volcano eruptions: no recent eruptions, eruptions less than 10,000 years ago

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Background

Volcanism in the Vitim Plateau dates back to the Miocene. The most voluminous activity was between the Miocene and the Pleistocene. A second second phase occurred during the Pleistocene and Holocene.
Most of the volcanic centers are located in the NW part of the volcanic field, parallel to the axial part of the Baikal Rift Zone, which lies about 200 km to the west. Mantle zenoliths are found in several locations.
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Source: Smithsonian Institution / GVP


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