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Tengchong

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  • China
  • Philippines and SE Asia
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • 5750 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 25.23°N
  • 98.5°E

  • 2865 m
    9400 ft

  • 275110
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1609 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Dayingshan or Heikongshan
5750 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed   Uranium-series
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tengchong.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tengchong.

Photo Gallery

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 most recent activity in two stages during the early and 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).
See title for photo information.
A geologist stands at the rim of a crater in the Tengchong Volcanic Field, with Ailuo Mountain in the background to the W. The youngest eruptions from the Tengchong field, which surrounds the city of Tengchong, produced olivine basalts and basaltic andesites.

Photo by Liu Xiang, 1995 (Changchun University).
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: (6) Geol Map of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau & Adj Areas
Publisher: Chengdu Institute of Geol & Mineral Resources
Country: Tibet China
Year: 1988
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,500
Map of (6) Geol Map of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau & Adj Areas

Title: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, India
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: China
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, India
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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