Udokan Plateau

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  • 56.28°N
  • 117.77°E

  • 2180 m
    7150 ft

  • 302030
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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption



220 BCE

2180 m / 7150 ft


Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone(s)
Lava dome(s)

Rock Types

Trachybasalt / Tephrite Basanite
Basalt / Picro-Basalt
Trachyte / Trachyandesite
Trachyandesite / Basaltic trachy-andesite

Tectonic Setting

Rift zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)


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Within 10 km
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Geological Summary

The Udokan Plateau volcanic field occupies a broad area about 400 km ENE of the northern tip of Lake Baikal. Quaternary volcanism here represents the latest manifestation of activity dating back to the Miocene covering an area of 3000 sq km at the eastern margin of the Baikal Rift System. Late-Pleistocene to Holocene volcanic centers are concentrated along three major lineaments, and many eruptions were localized along fissures trending NW-SE and NE-SW. Dated Holocene volcanic centers are located on a 20-km-long line at the SW side of the volcanic field, but Holocene cinder cones also occur in the NE Udokan Plateau. Seismic activity has been recorded at depths of 15 to 20 km beneath some of the cones. The Udokan volcanic field is dominated by basaltic cinder cones, but basal trachytic ignimbrites are also overlain by lava domes and flows, and trachytic maars were formed during the final stages of activity. The latest dated eruption took place at Chepe volcano about 2200 years ago.


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Hasenaka T, Litasov Y, Taniguchi H, Miyamoto T, Fujimaki H, 1999. Cenozoic volcanism in Siberia: a review. Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku Univ, no 3, p 249-272.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Rasskazov S V, 1992. (pers. comm.).

Rasskazov S V, 1999. A middle Holocene stress change in the Udokan Range volcanic zone, eastern Siberia. Volc Seism, 21: 261-267 (English translation).

Rasskazov S V, 1994. Magmatism related to the eastern Siberia Rift system and the geodynamics. Bull Centres Rech Explor-Prod Elf Aquitaine, 18(2): 437-452.

Rasskazov S V, Boven A, Andre L, Liegeois J-P, Ivanov A V, Punzalan L, 1997. Evolution of magmatism in the Northeastern Baikal Rift System. Petrology, 5: 101-120 (English translation).

Rasskazov S V, Kunk M J, Luhr J F, Bowring S A, Brandt I S, Brandt S B, Ivanov A V, 1996. Episodes of eruptions and composition variations of the Quaternary lavas in the Baikal Rift System (Ar-Ar and K-Ar dating of volcanism in the Dzhida River area). Russian Geol Geophys, 37(6): 1-12.

Eruptive History

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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0220 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Chepe
2670 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Aku
5990 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Dolinnyi
6210 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Khangura
7290 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Sini

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.


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Aku Cone 1980 m 56° 10' 23" N 117° 28' 0" E
Amutychi Pyroclastic cone
Chepe Pyroclastic cone 1769 m 56° 11' 42" N 117° 33' 32" E
Cholomdyk (Cholomdik) Pyroclastic cone
Dolinnyi Pyroclastic cone 1800 m 56° 10' 59" N 117° 29' 38" E
Eimnakh Pyroclastic cone
Inarichi Pyroclastic cone
Kislyi Klyuch Cone
Lurbun Pyroclastic cone
Neozhidannyi Pyroclastic cone
Cone 1705 m 56° 11' 56" N 117° 19' 41" E
Trachytovyi Cone
Trakhitovyi Cone
Uchuchei Cone
Vakat Pyroclastic cone
Verkhne-Ingamakitsky Pyroclastic cone
West Sakukan Pyroclastic cone
Yakutsk (Yakutskii, Yakutskij) Pyroclastic cone


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Dvoinoi Dome
Ingamakit Dome
Munduzhyak Dome
Nizhnii Lurban Dome
Peremychka Dome
Pravyi Lurban Dome
Yakutsk (Yakutskii, Yakhutskij) Dome

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 45 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 117639-146 Mugearite
NMNH 117639-147 Hawaiite
NMNH 117639-148 Hawaiite
NMNH 117639-149 Mugearite
NMNH 117639-150 Hawaiite
NMNH 117639-151 Trachyte
NMNH 117639-152 Trachyte
NMNH 117639-153 Alkali basalt
NMNH 117639-154 Trachyte
NMNH 117639-155 Hawaiite
NMNH 117639-156 Basanite
NMNH 117639-157 Hawaiite
NMNH 117639-158 Benmoreite
NMNH 117639-159 Basanite
NMNH 117639-161 Basanite
NMNH 117639-162 Basanite
NMNH 117639-163 Basanite
NMNH 117639-164 Basanite
NMNH 117639-165 Hawaiite
NMNH 117639-169 Trachyte
NMNH 117639-170 Basanite
NMNH 117639-171 Basanite
NMNH 117639-287 Orthopyroxene
NMNH 117639-288 Plagioclase
NMNH 117639-289 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-290 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-291 Amphibole
NMNH 117639-292 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-293 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-294 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-295 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-296 Basalt
NMNH 117639-297 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-298 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-299 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-300 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-301 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-302 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-303 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-304 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-305 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-306 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-307 Clinopyroxene
NMNH 117639-308 Plagioclase
NMNH 117639-309 Clinopyroxene

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Udokan Plateau Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.