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  • 41.33°N
  • 128°E

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  • 306010
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Continental crust (> 25 km)

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Geological Summary

A volcano in the Shanshu Province of North Korea, known as Xianjindao, was reported to erupt two days after an eruption at Baitoushan (Changbaishan) on the China/Korea border in 1597 (Shi et al., 1986). Other eruptions were reported in 1724 and 1898 (the latter at Sanjiangdao), but little is known about the specific location and characteristics of this reported volcano and its unconfirmed eruptions.

Eruptive History

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

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1898 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Sanjiangdao
[ 1724 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
[ 1597 Oct 8 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    

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

Shi Z, Lee Q, Wu H, Yang Y, 1986. A possible historical slow earthquake in eastern China. Roy Soc New Zeal Bull, 24: 547-552.

Zhang X, Shi Z, 1999. Study on relationship between historical volcanic eruptions and historical strong earthquakes in China and its adjacent regions. Acta Seism Sinica, 12: 109-116.

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Xianjindao 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).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.