Udokan Plateau

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  • 56.28°N
  • 117.77°E

  • 2180 m
    7150 ft

  • 302030
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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
0220 BCE ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Chepe
2670 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Aku
5990 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Dolinnyi
6210 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Khangura
7290 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Sini

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.

Hasenaka T, Litasov Y, Taniguchi H, Miyamoto T, Fujimaki H, 1999. Cenozoic volcanism in Siberia: a review. Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku Univ, no 3, p 249-272.

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

Rasskazov S V, 1992. . (pers. comm.).

Rasskazov S V, 1999. A middle Holocene stress change in the Udokan Range volcanic zone, eastern Siberia. Volc Seism, 21: 261-267 (English translation).

Rasskazov S V, 1994. Magmatism related to the eastern Siberia Rift system and the geodynamics. Bull Centres Rech Explor-Prod Elf Aquitaine, 18(2): 437-452.

Rasskazov S V, Boven A, Andre L, Liegeois J-P, Ivanov A V, Punzalan L, 1997. Evolution of magmatism in the Northeastern Baikal Rift System. Petrology, 5: 101-120 (English translation).

Rasskazov S V, Kunk M J, Luhr J F, Bowring S A, Brandt I S, Brandt S B, Ivanov A V, 1996. Episodes of eruptions and composition variations of the Quaternary lavas in the Baikal Rift System (Ar-Ar and K-Ar dating of volcanism in the Dzhida River area). Russian Geol Geophys, 37(6): 1-12.

The Udokan Plateau volcanic field occupies a broad area about 400 km ENE of the northern tip of Lake Baikal. Quaternary volcanism here represents the latest manifestation of activity dating back to the Miocene covering an area of 3000 sq km at the eastern margin of the Baikal Rift System. Late-Pleistocene to Holocene volcanic centers are concentrated along three major lineaments, and many eruptions were localized along fissures trending NW-SE and NE-SW. Dated Holocene volcanic centers are located on a 20-km-long line at the SW side of the volcanic field, but Holocene cinder cones also occur in the NE Udokan Plateau. Seismic activity has been recorded at depths of 15 to 20 km beneath some of the cones. The Udokan volcanic field is dominated by basaltic cinder cones, but basal trachytic ignimbrites are also overlain by lava domes and flows, and trachytic maars were formed during the final stages of activity. The latest dated eruption took place at Chepe volcano about 2200 years ago.