Kutum Volcanic Field

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  • 14.57°N
  • 25.85°E

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  • 225040
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Kutum Volcanic Field. 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.

Almond D C, 1974. The composition of basaltic lavas from Bayuda, Sudan and their place in the Cainozoic volcanic history of north-east Africa. Bull Volc, 38: 345-360.

Franz G, Breitkreuz C, Coyle D A, Bushra El Hur, Heinrich W, Paulick H, Pudlo D, Smith R, Steiner G, 1997. The alkaline Meidob volcanic field (Late Cenozoic, northwest Sudan). J African Earth Sci, 25: 263-921.

The Kutum basaltic volcanic field in the northern Dafur area of western Sudan, is located SW of the larger Meidob volcanic field. As with other Saharan volcanic fields, Kutum (also known as the Tagabo Hills or Berti Hills) contains very well-preserved cones, lava flows, and explosion craters. They were considered to be of late-Pleistocene or even Holocene age (Almond, 1974). Franz et al. (1997), however, assigned only Tertiary age ranges for rocks from Tagabo Hills.