Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 24.841°N
  • 121.953°E

  • 361 m
    1184 ft

  • 281031
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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
1785 ± 10 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations

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Photo Gallery

Vigorous submarine fumarolic activity discolors water over broad areas around Kueishantao Island (also known as Gueishan Island) off the eastern coast of Taiwan. The island is known as "Turtle Mountain Island" due to its profile as seen from some points on the coast of Taiwan. Historical accounts during the early years of King Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1775-1795 CE) noted that the Guieshan mountain split open with a blood-red lava flow.

Copyrighted photo, 2006 (Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan)).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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