Atakor Volcanic Field

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 23.33°N
  • 5.83°E

  • 2918 m
    9571 ft

  • 225005
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Atakor Volcanic Field.

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

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

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).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed 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.

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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