Tunkin Depression

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 51.5°N
  • 102.5°E

  • 1200 m
    3936 ft

  • 302050
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tunkin Depression.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tunkin Depression.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tunkin Depression. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tunkin Depression page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.

Photo Gallery


The ice-covered SW end of Lake Baikal cuts across this NASA Space Shuttle image. The snow-free lowlands west of the lake are partially occupied by the Tunkin Depression volcanic field, which covers a broad area west of the lake. The volcanic field (also known as the Tunka Depression) contains five groups of late-Pleistocene to Holocene cinder cones and lava flows, some of which are partially buried by sediments in the subsiding depression. The Angara River (top-center) flows from the NE into Lake Baikal.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS002-305-15, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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