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Tunkin Depression

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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 51.5°N
  • 102.5°E

  • 1200 m
    3937 ft

  • 302050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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

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

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

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.

Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tunkin Depression.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tunkin Depression.

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.
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.

Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Mongolia, People's Republic of China, USSR
Publisher: DMA
Country: USSR
Year: 1975
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Mongolia, People's Republic of China, USSR
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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