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North Korea Volcanoes

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    Changbaishan

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North Korea has 2 Holocene volcanoes. Note that as a scientific organization we provide these listings for informational purposes only, with no international legal or policy implications. Volcanoes will be included on this list if they are within the boundaries of a country, on a shared boundary or area, in a remote territory, or within a maritime Exclusive Economic Zone. Bolded volcanoes have erupted within the past 20 years. Suggestions and data updates are always welcome ().

Volcano Name Location Last Eruption Primary Volcano Type
Changbaishan China-Korea border 1903 CE Stratovolcano
Ch'uga-ryong Korea Unknown - Evidence Uncertain Shield

Chronological listing of known Holocene eruptions (confirmed or uncertain) from volcanoes in North Korea. Bolded eruptions indicate continuing activity.

Volcano Name Start Date Stop Date Certainty VEI Evidence
Changbaishan 1903 Apr 15 ± 45 days Unknown Confirmed   Observations: Reported
Changbaishan 1898 Unknown Confirmed 2 Observations: Reported
Changbaishan 1702 Jun 9 Unknown Confirmed   Observations: Reported
Changbaishan 1668 Jun Unknown Confirmed   Observations: Reported
Changbaishan [1597 Oct 6] [Unknown] Uncertain  
Changbaishan [1413] [Unknown] Uncertain  
Changbaishan 0946 Nov 15 ± 45 days Unknown Confirmed 6 Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)
Changbaishan 0180 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)
Changbaishan [1000 BCE (?)] [Unknown] Uncertain  
Changbaishan 2160 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

This is a compilation of North Korea volcano information sources, such as official monitoring or other government agencies.