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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kunlun Volcanic Group.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Kunlun Volcanic Group.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Kunlun Volcanic Group.
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|
|Pyroclastic cone||5090 m||35° 46' 15" N||81° 37' 18" E|
|Dahei Shan||Pyroclastic cone||5102 m|
|Dong Shan||Pyroclastic cone||4652 m|
|Heilong Shan||Pyroclastic cone||4842 m|
|Maoniu Shan||Pyroclastic cone|
|Migong Shan||Pyroclastic cone|
|Migong Shan||Pyroclastic cone|
|Wuluke Shan||Pyroclastic cone||4820 m|
|Yi Shan||Pyroclastic cone|
|Yueya Shan||Pyroclastic cone|
There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.
|Start Date||Stop Date||Eruption Certainty||VEI||Evidence||Activity Area or Unit|
|1951 May 27||Unknown||Confirmed||2||Historical Observations||Ashi Shan|
|[ 1850 ± 50 years ]||[ Unknown ]||Uncertain|
There is no Deformation History data available for Kunlun Volcanic Group.
There is no Emissions History data available for Kunlun Volcanic Group.
|The Kunlun volcano group in NW Tibet contains 70 well-preserved pyroclastic cones, many of which are located near Ashi (left-center) and Wuluke (bottom-center) lakes. The northern cone (top right-center) is the largest in the volcanic field and has many satellitic craters on its SE side. China's most recent volcanic eruption was observed by a road-building crew on May 27, 1951, at Ashi Shan, the cone located between the two lakes in this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top).
NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
There are no samples for Kunlun Volcanic Group in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.
Single Volcano View
Temporal Evolution of Unrest
Side by Side Volcanoes
|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.|
|Large Eruptions of Kunlun Volcanic Group||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).|
|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.|
|MODVOLC Thermal Alerts||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.|
|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).|