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  • Taiwan
  • Japan, Taiwan, Marianas
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1785 CE
  • Country
  • 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

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1785 ± 10 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kueishantao.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kueishantao.

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.
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: Toucheng
Publisher: Taiwan Central Geological Survey, MOEA
Country: Taiwan
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Toucheng

Title: China, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: China, Japan, Taiwan
Year: 1981
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of China, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan

Title: Geological Map of Japan
Publisher: Geological Survey of Japan
Country: Japan
Year: 1978
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Geological Map of Japan

Title: Tectonic Map of Taiwan
Publisher: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of China
Country: Taiwan
Year: 1978
Map Type: Geology (Tectonic)
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Tectonic Map of Taiwan

Title: Taihoku
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Taiwan
Year: 1945
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Taihoku
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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