Kunlun Volcanic Group

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  • 35.52°N
  • 80.2°E

  • 5808 m
    19050 ft

  • 304030
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Eruptive History


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


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    

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 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)
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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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