Tatun Group

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  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
  • Lava dome(s)
  • 4100 BCE
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 25.17°N
  • 121.52°E

  • 1120 m
    3674 ft

  • 281032
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
4100 BCE ± 40 years Unknown Confirmed 1 Radiocarbon (corrected) Cisingshan

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.

Belousov A, Belousova M, Chen C, 2010. Recent eruptive history of the Tatun volcanic group, Northern Taiwan: hazard-related issues. J Volc Geotherm Res, 191: 205-221.

Chen C, 1978. Petrochemistry and origin of Pleistocene volcanic rocks from northern Taiwan. Bull Volc, 41: 513-528.

Chen C H, Lin S B, 2002. Eruptions younger than 20 ka of the Tatun volcano group as viewed from the sediments of the Sungshan Formation in Taipei Basin.. West Pac Earth Sci, 2: 191-204.

Chen S (ed), 1986. Atlas of Geo-Science, Analysis of Landsat Imagery in China. Beijing: Chinese Acad Sci Press, 228 p.

Ho C S, 1988. An introduction to the geology of Taiwan; explanatory text of the geologic map of Taiwan. Taipei: Central Geol Surv, Ministry Economic Affairs, 192 p.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Katsui Y (ed), 1971. List of the World Active Volcanoes. Volc Soc Japan draft ms, (limited circulation), 160 p.

Konstantinou K I, Lin C H, Liang W T, 2007. Seismicity characteristics of a potentially active Quaternary volcano: the Tatun volcano group, northern Taiwan. J Volc Geotherm Res, 160: 300-318.

Lan T F, Yang T F, Lee H-F, Chen Y-G, Chen C-H, Song S-R, Tsao S, 2007. Compositions and flux of soils in Liu-Huang-Ku hydrothermal area, northern Taiwan. J Volc Geotherm Res, 165: 27-45.

Lee H-F, Yang T F, Lan T F, Chen C-H, Song S-R, Tsao S, 2008. Temporal variations of gas compositions of fumaroles in the Tatun volcano group, northern Taiwan. J Volc Geotherm Res, 178: 624-635.

The Tatun (Datun) volcano group consists predominately of a series of andesitic lava domes in the northernmost part of Taiwan. About 20 volcanoes, the southernmost of which is only 15 km north of the capital city of Taipei, are included in the Tatun group, which was constructed along E-W and NE-SW trending ridges. The highest and youngest volcano is the 1120-m-high Cising (Chisingshan) lava dome. Several magmatic eruptions took place at the Tatun volcano group about 23,000 to 13,000 years ago, and a phreatic eruption assocciated with collapse of the lava dome, possibly closely following lava effusion, took place about 6000 years ago. Hot springs, fumaroles, and solfataras are found over wide areas along a zone parallel to the SW-NE-trending Chinshan fault and extending to the NE coast of Taiwan, and extensive geothermal exploration has occurred at the Daiton geothermal area.