Tengchong

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  • 25.23°N
  • 98.5°E

  • 2865 m
    9397 ft

  • 275110
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1609 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Dayingshan or Heikongshan
5750 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed   Uranium-series

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Photo Gallery


This false-color satellite photo shows young cinder cones and associated lava flows of the Tengchong volcanic field in southern China, near the Myanmar (Burma) border. Volcanism in the 600 sq km volcanic field has continued from the early Pliocene into historical time. The youngest cones are in the northern part of the field, where an eruption took place in 1609 CE.

Landsat photo by NASA (EOSAT).
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Two of the many cinder cones of the Tengchong volcanic district rise above cultivated lands in southern China near the border of Myanmar (Burma). The Tengchong volcanic field was active during five periods ranging from the early Pliocene to the Holocene. The youngest volcanism in the 600 sq km volcanic field occurred in two stages during the early and late Holocene. An explosive eruption took place at the northern cone of Dayingshan in 1609. The Tengchong district is the site of active geothermal fields.

Photo by Liu Xiang, 1995 (Changchun University).
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A geologists stands at the rim of a crater in the Tengchong volcanic field, with Ailuo Mountain in the background to the west. The youngest eruptions from the Tengchong field, which surrounds the city of Tengchong, produced olivine basalts and basaltic andesites.

Photo by Liu Xiang, 1995 (Changchun University).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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