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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06792

Two of the many scoria cones of the Tengchong Volcanic Field rise above cultivated lands in southern China near the border of Myanmar. Volcanism in this 600 km2 volcanic field took place during five periods ranging from the early Pliocene to the late Holocene. An explosive eruption took place at the northern cone of Dayingshan in 1609. The area is the site of active geothermal fields. Photo by Liu Xiang, 1995 (Changchun University).

Two of the many scoria cones of the Tengchong Volcanic Field rise above cultivated lands in southern China near the border of Myanmar. Volcanism in this 600 km2 volcanic field took place during five periods ranging from the early Pliocene to the late Holocene. An explosive eruption took place at the northern cone of Dayingshan in 1609. The area is the site of active geothermal fields.

Photo by Liu Xiang, 1995 (Changchun University).

Keywords: cone | scoria cone | volcanic field


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