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Emi Koussi

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  • Chad
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Pyroclastic shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.8°N
  • 18.53°E

  • 3415 m
    11204 ft

  • 225021
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Emi Koussi.

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Emi Koussi. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Emi Koussi 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 Emi Koussi.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Emi Koussi.

Photo Gallery

The vertical stabilizer of the Space Shuttle Endeavor almost appears to point out the summit caldera of Emi Koussi volcano in the Tibesti Mountains of Chad. Emi Koussi lies at the SE end of the Tibesti Range; its 3415-m-high summit is the highest in the Sahara. Nested 12 x 15 km wide calderas at the summit contain large explosion craters and young basaltic scoria cones.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS108-701-008, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.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: Algeria, Chad, Libya, Niger, Sudan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: N Africa
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Algeria, Chad, Libya, Niger, Sudan

Title: N: French Equatorial Africa & Cameroon, Geol Map
Publisher: Direction des Mines et de la Geologie de l'A.E.F.
Country: S Cameroon AF
Year: 1952
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of N: French Equatorial Africa & Cameroon, Geol Map
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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