Logo link to homepage

Meidob Volcanic Field

Photo of this volcano
  • Sudan
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • 2950 BCE
  •  
  • Country
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  •  
  • 15.32°N
  • 26.47°E

  • 2000 m
    6562 ft

  • 225050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Meidob Volcanic Field.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Meidob Volcanic Field.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Meidob Volcanic Field.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 6 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

2950 BCE ± 500 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Vent VF 214
2950 BCE ± 500 years - Unknown Evidence from Radiogenic: Thermoluminescence

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Vent VF 214

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
2950 BCE ± 500 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

3000 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 4

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Central Meidob volcanic field
3000 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at Central Meidob volcanic field

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice
3000 BCE (?)    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

3050 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 4

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode SW crater of vent VF 57
3050 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at SW crater of vent VF 57

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice
3050 BCE (?)    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

4150 BCE ± 1450 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 4

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Central Meidob volcanic field
4150 BCE ± 1450 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Central Meidob volcanic field

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice
4150 BCE ± 1000 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

5250 BCE ± 500 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Central Meidob volcanic field
5250 BCE ± 500 years - Unknown Evidence from Radiogenic: Thermoluminescence

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Central Meidob volcanic field

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice

6050 BCE ± 1600 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 4

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode NE crater of vent VF 57
6050 BCE ± 1600 years - Unknown Evidence from Radiogenic: Thermoluminescence

List of 5 Events for Episode 1 at NE crater of vent VF 57

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Bombs
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice
6050 BCE ± 1000 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Meidob Volcanic Field.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Meidob Volcanic Field.

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: Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: N Africa
Year: 1979
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

External Sites