Tarso Voon

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  • 20.92°N
  • 17.28°E

  • 3100 m
    10168 ft

  • 225020
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Tarso Voon. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Geze B, Hudeley H, Vincent P, Wacrenier P, 1959. Les volcacans du Tibesti (Sahara du Tchard). Bull Volc, 22: 135-172.

Green J, Short N M, 1971. Volcanic Landforms and Surface Features: a Photographic Atlas and Glossary. New York: Springer-Verlag, 519 p.

Hinchingbrooke J, 1968. Trek to the Tibesti Range. Geog Mag, 11: 1024-1033.

Permenter J L, Oppenheimer C, 2007. Volcanoes of the Tibesti massif (Chad, northern Africa). Bull Volc, 69: 609-626.

Richard J J, Neumann van Padang M, 1957. Africa and the Red Sea. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI 4: 1-118.

Vincent P M, 1963. Les volcans Tertiares et Quaternaires de Tibesti occidental et central (Sahara du Tchad). Mem Bur Recherche Geol Min, 23: 1-307.

Vincent P M, 1992. . (pers. comm.).

The broad summit of Tarso Voon volcano, located in the west-central part of the Tibesti Range, is truncated by a shallow 14 x 18 km wide caldera. Ignimbrite deposits surround the caldera to distances of 15-35 km. Tarso Voon was constructed over a basement of Precambrian schists. Youthful-looking Quaternary basaltic lava flows have been erupted from vents near the caldera rim over a 180 degree area extending counterclockwise from the NE and from Ehi Mousgau, a 3100-m-high stratovolcano located to the NW. The Soborom solfatara field, the largest in the Tibesti Range, is located in an area of volcano-tectonic uplift 5 km west of the caldera rim. Its fumaroles, active mud pots, and boiling waters are visited by Tibesti peoples for medicinal uses.