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  • 48.72°N
  • 126.12°E

  • 597 m
    1958 ft

  • 305030
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1776 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Laoheishan
1720 Jan 14 1721 Jun Confirmed 3 Historical Observations Laoheishan and Huoshaoshan

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Chen H, Ren J, Wu X, 1999. Volcanic eruptive processes and characteristics of the current volcanoes in the Wudalianchi volcano clusters known from Manchurian-language historical archives discovered at present (in Chinese with English abs). Geol Rev, 45(Suppl): 409-413.

Feng M, 1982. The eruptions of Wudalianchi volcanoes of China. Volcano News, 10: 4-5.

Feng M, Keyi G, Wang F, 1979. Wudalianchi Volcanoes in China. Shanghai: Shanghai Sci Tech Publishers, 85 p.

Feng M, Whitford-Stark J L, 1986. The 1719-1721 eruptions of potassium-rich lavas at Wudalianchi, China. J Volc Geotherm Res, 30: 130-148.

Liu J, Taniguchi H, 2001. Active volcanoes in China. Tohoku Asian Studies, 6: 173-189.

Ogura T, 1969. Volcanoes in Manchuria. In: Ogura T (ed) {Geology and Mineral Resources of the Far East}, Tokyo: Univ Tokyo Press, 2: 373-413.

Vlodavetz V I, Piip B I, 1959. Kamchatka and Continental Areas of Asia. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 8: 1-110.

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.

Whitford-Stark J L, 1987. . (pers. comm.).

Zhang M, 1989. . (pers. comm.).

Zhang M, Suddaby P, Thompson R N, Thirwall M F, Menzies M A, 1995. Potassic volcanic rocks in NE China: geochemical constraints on mantle sources and magma genesis. J Petr, 36: 1275-1303.

The Wudalianchi volcanic field, named for a string of five scenic lava-dammed lakes, consists of 14 cinder cones capping a 500 sq km shield-like lava plateau in NE China. The volcanic field, whose name means "Five Connected Pools" was formed during five eruptive cycles from the early Pleistocene to historical time. Its ancient name was "Nine Hills," which after the historical eruptions now number 14 hills. The cinder cones were erupted through basement sedimentary and granitic rocks and show a preferred alignment along three chains at the intersection of NE- and NW-trending lineaments. In addition to the historical cinder cones of Laoheishan and Huoshaoshan, Xilongmenshan and Donglongmenshan are Holocene in age. The freshly preserved cones of Laoheishan and Huoshaoshan were formed during eruptions in 1720-21. Fissures at the base of the two new cinder cones fed glassy pahoehoe and aa lava flows that covered 65 sq km and formed the five lakes of Wudalianchi at their eastern and northern margins. Renewed eruptions took place in 1776.