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Tarso Voon

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  • Chad
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Unrest / Holocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 20.92°N
  • 17.28°E

  • 3100 m
    10171 ft

  • 225020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tarso Voon.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tarso Voon.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tarso Voon. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tarso Voon page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tarso Voon.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tarso Voon.

Photo Gallery

The circular area near the center of this Space Shuttle image is the shallow 14 x 18 km wide summit caldera of Tarso Voon volcano in the west-central part of the Tibesti Range. Quaternary basalts were erupted from vents near the caldera rim and from Ehi Mousgau, a small stratovolcano visible to the NW. The large Soborom solfatara field west of the massif, with its active mud pots and boiling waters, is visited by Tibesti peoples for medicinal uses. Pleistocene Tarso Yéga caldera to the SE is at the lower right.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS41B-42-2521 1984 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Algeria, Chad, Libya, Niger, Sudan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: N Africa
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Algeria, Chad, Libya, Niger, Sudan

Title: N: French Equatorial Africa & Cameroon, Geol Map
Publisher: Direction des Mines et de la Geologie de l'A.E.F.
Country: S Cameroon AF
Year: 1952
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of N: French Equatorial Africa & Cameroon, Geol Map
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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