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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11924

This small Aïr basaltic scoria cone and lava flow are part of the Todra volcanic field, which covers a broad area of about 1,050 km2 in the Tuareg shield in the southern Aïr region of Niger. Construction of about 30 volcanoes was followed by the formation of about 130 basaltic cones. The date of the latest eruption of the Todra volcanic field is not known, but may have been as recent as a few centuries ago. Photo by Jean-Paul Liégeois (Africa Museum, Belgium).

This small Aïr basaltic scoria cone and lava flow are part of the Todra volcanic field, which covers a broad area of about 1,050 km2 in the Tuareg shield in the southern Aïr region of Niger. Construction of about 30 volcanoes was followed by the formation of about 130 basaltic cones. The date of the latest eruption of the Todra volcanic field is not known, but may have been as recent as a few centuries ago.

Photo by Jean-Paul Liégeois (Africa Museum, Belgium).

Keywords: scoria cone | lava flow


Todra Volcanic Field