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Tatun Volcanic Group

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  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan-Luzon Volcanic Arc
  • Cluster | Lava dome(s)
  • 648 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 25.178°N
  • 121.553°E

  • 1,120 m
    3,675 ft

  • 281032
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Tatun Volcanic Group.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Tatun Volcanic Group.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tatun Volcanic Group.

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 2 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

0648 (after) ± 11 years Confirmed Eruption VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Shamao
0648 (after) ± 11 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: Uranium-series

List of 1 Events for Episode 1 at Shamao

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava dome

4095 BCE ± 35 years Confirmed Eruption VEI: 1 (?)

Episode 1 | Eruption Cisingshan
4095 BCE ± 35 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Cisingshan

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow Uncertain
   - - - -    - - - - Avalanche
4100 BCE ± 40 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
Deformation History

There is data available for 2 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 2007 - 2011 [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2007 Stop Date: 2011 Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: Unknown Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Reference List: Wang et al. 2013*.

Full References:

Wang, C., Chang, W., & Chang, C., 2013. Transient Surface Deformation of Northern Taiwan, 2007-2011, Using Persistent Scattered InSAR with ALOS Data. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 0940).

Deformation during 1993 - 2005 [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 1993 Stop Date: 2005 Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: Unknown Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Remarks: PS-InSAR shows slight uplift of the Tatun volcano group during the observation period, 1993-2005.

Figure (see Caption)

Slant range displacement rate of the processed PSs in the northern Taiwan area. This result has been adjusted by using the base point of ?Taiwan Vertical Datum 2001? installed by the Ministry of the Interior in Keelung harbor as the control point. Topographic map in background is the Taiwan digital elevation model from Taiwan Forestry Bureau. Shortening in slant range (rate in negative with warm colors) represents land uplift and elongation (rate in positive with cold colors) represents land subsidence in slant range direction. Black solid lines mark the main active faults and dashed lines are the inactive faults defined by the Central Geological Survey: (1) Chinshan Fault; (2) Shanchiao Fault; (3) Kanchiao Fault; (4) Taipei Fault; (5) Hsinchuang Fault; and (6) Nankang Fault. Black triangular: leveling survey points after Hou (2007). White dashed lines encircled the PS pixels that will compare with leveling data along profiles A and B in Fig. 11. Black dashed line frame XX? defines the PS pixels that will show in Fig. 12.

From: Chang et al. 2010b.


Reference List: Chang et al. 2010b.

Full References:

Chang, C.-P., J.-Y. Yen, A. Hooper, F.-M. Chou, Y.-A. Chen, C.-S. Hou, W.-C. Hung, and M. S. Lin,, 2010. Monitoring of surface deformation in northern Taiwan using DInSAR and PSInSAR techniques. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., Vol. 21, No. 3, 447-461.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tatun Volcanic Group.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 6 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 117182-1 Altered Andesite -- --
NMNH 117182-2 Hornblende Dacite -- --
NMNH 117182-3 Plagioclase Andesite -- --
NMNH 117182-4 Plagioclase Andesite -- --
NMNH 117182-5 Olivine Andesite -- --
NMNH 117182-6 Olivine Andesite -- --
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