Tarso Voon

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 20.92°N
  • 17.28°E

  • 3100 m
    10168 ft

  • 225020
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tarso Voon.

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

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Photo Gallery


The circular area near the center of this Space Shuttle image is the shallow 14 x 18 km wide summit caldera of Tarso Voon volcano in the west-central part of the Tibesti Range. Youthful-looking Quaternary basalts were erupted from vents near the caldera rim and from Ehi Mousgau, a small stratovolcano visible to the NW. The large Soborom solfatara field west of the massif, with its active mud pots and boiling waters, is visited by Tibesti peoples for medicinal uses. Pleistocene Tarso Yéga caldera to the SE is at the lower right.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS41B-42-2521 1984 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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