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Taiwan Volcanoes

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    Tatun Volcanic Group

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    Tatun Volcanic Group

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    Tatun Volcanic Group

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Taiwan 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
Kueishantao Taiwan 1853 CE Stratovolcano
Tatun Volcanic Group Taiwan 648 CE Lava dome(s)

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

Volcano Name Start Date Stop Date Certainty VEI Evidence
Kueishantao 1853 Oct 29 1853 Nov (?) Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
Kueishantao 1785 ± 10 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations
Tatun Volcanic Group 0648 (after) ± 11 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Uranium-series
Tatun Volcanic Group 4095 BCE ± 35 years Unknown Confirmed 1 Radiocarbon (corrected)

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