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Kunlun Volcanic Group

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  • China
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • 1951 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 35.52°N
  • 80.2°E

  • 5808 m
    19055 ft

  • 304030
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kunlun Volcanic Group.

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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

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    
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kunlun Volcanic Group.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kunlun Volcanic Group.

Photo Gallery

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)
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: (1) Geol Map of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau & Adj Areas
Publisher: Chengdu Institute of Geol & Mineral Resources
Country: Tibet China
Year: 1988
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,500
Map of (1) Geol Map of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau & Adj Areas
Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of
Title: Afghanistan, China, India, Pakistan, USSR
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: China, India, Pakistan
Year: 1980
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Afghanistan, China, India, Pakistan, USSR
Title: Southwest Asia
Publisher: US Central Intelligence Agency
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1980
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:3,000
Map of Southwest Asia
Title: Clermont-Ferrand
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: France
Year: 1943
Series: AMS M661
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Clermont-Ferrand
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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