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  • 35.85°N
  • 91.7°E

  • 5400 m
    17712 ft

  • 304040
  • Latitude
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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption




5400 m / 17712 ft


Volcano Types

Volcanic field

Rock Types

Trachyandesite / Basaltic trachy-andesite
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite

Tectonic Setting

Continental crust (> 25 km)


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Within 10 km
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Geological Summary

A volcanic field in NE Tibet contains a number of late-Cenozoic volcanoes (Tong et al., 1988). Several Hawaiian-style volcanoes are present in this area. Bamaoqiongzong covers an area of 300 sq km and contains a perfectly preserved edifice NE of the summit and a lava flow that overlies Quaternary lake deposits (Whitford-Stark, 1987). The Bamaoqiongzong area contains peralkaline phonolitic and foiditic rocks. Yongbohu contains five dacitic, trachyandesitic and andesitic vents. Qiangbaqian covers a broad area along the southern border of the Kunlun mountain range. Wei et al. (2003) did not note Holocene volcanoes in this region. A cone in the Kekexili caldera, once thought to be observed in eruption on a satellite photo in 1973, is now considered not to have been historically active (Kidd 1990, pers. comm.).


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Kidd W S F, 1990. (pers. comm.).

Liu J, 1986. (pers. comm.).

Tong W, Mu Z, Liu S, Zhang M, 1988. Late Cenozoic volcanoes and active geothermal systems in China. Proc Kagoshima Internatl Conf Volc, p 847-850.

Volcanological Society of Japan, 1960-96. Bull Volc Eruptions, no 1-33. [Annual reports issued 1 to 3 years after event year, published since 1986 in Bull Volc].

Wei H, Sparks R S J, Liu R, Fan Q, Wang Y, Hong H, Zhang H, Chen H, Jiang C, Dong J, Zheng Y, Pan Y, 2003. Three active volcanoes in China and their hazards. J Asian Earth Sci, 21: 515-526.

Whitford-Stark J L, 1987. A survey of Cenozoic volcanism on mainland Asia. Geol Soc Amer Spec Pap, 213: 1-74.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Unnamed. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Unnamed 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.


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Bamaoqiongzhong Shield volcano 5400 m 34° 0' 0" N 88° 45' 0" E
Heiguotou Cone 34° 15' 0" N 90° 45' 0" E
Kushuihuan-Beishan Cone 34° 15' 0" N 90° 0' 0" E
Qiangbaqian Shield volcano
Yongbocuo Shield volcano 35° 30' 0" N 88° 15' 0" E
Yuyiehu Cone 33° 15' 0" N 90° 0' 0" E


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Kekexili Caldera 5200 m 35° 51' 0" N 91° 42' 0" E

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Unnamed.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Unnamed 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).
WOVOdat 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.
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).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System 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.
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.