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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Vitim Plateau.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Vitim Plateau.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Vitim Plateau.
Volcanism in the Vitim Plateau dates back to the Miocene and covers an area of nearly 10,000 sq km east of the northern part of Lake Baikal. The most voluminous activity at the Vitim volcanic field took place from the Miocene to Pleistocene, but a second phase occurred during the Pleistocene and Holocene. The latest dated eruption was at about 810,000 years ago. Most of the volcanic centers are located in the NW part of the volcanic field, parallel to the axial part of the Baikal Rift Zone, which lies about 200 km to the west. Mantle zenoliths are found in several locations.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Vitim Plateau. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Vitim Plateau page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Lopatina (Loputin)||Pyroclastic cone|
|Mushketova (Mushketov)||Pyroclastic cone|
|Obrucheva (Obruchev)||Pyroclastic cone|
The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Vitim Plateau.
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. 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.
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..
Johnson J S, Gibson S A, Thompson R N, Nowell G M, 2005. Volcanism in the Vitim volcanic field, Siberia: geochemical evidence for a mantle plume beneath the Baikal Rift Zone. J Petr, 46: 1309-1344.
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.
Whitford-Stark J L, 1987. A survey of Cenozoic volcanism on mainland Asia. Geol Soc Amer Spec Pap, 213: 1-74.