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Atakor Volcanic Field

Photo of this volcano
  • Algeria
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 23.33°N
  • 5.83°E

  • 2918 m
    9571 ft

  • 225005
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Atakor Volcanic Field.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Atakor Volcanic Field.

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Atakor Volcanic Field.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Atakor Volcanic Field. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Atakor Volcanic Field page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Atakor Volcanic Field.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Atakor Volcanic Field.

Photo Gallery

The bluish-gray area at the center of this NASA Landsat image and areas at the upper right are part of the massive Atakor volcanic field. These volcanics cover an area of 2150 sq km and include spectacular lava domes and volcanic necks and abundant basaltic scoria cones and lava flows. Historical pottery has been found within lava flows in the Tahifet area, and oral traditions of the Tuareg people also suggest that eruptions were witnessed. The prominent lineament at the far left is the Inter-terrane Pan-African shear zone.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Italy Road Map
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Italy Road Map
Title: Italy Road Map
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Italy Road Map
Title: Italy Road Map
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Italy Road Map
Title: Italy Road Map
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1943
Series: AMS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Italy Road Map
Title: Pantelleria
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Italy
Year: 1941
Series: GSGS
Map Type: Road
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Pantelleria
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Atakor Volcanic Field in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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