Turfan

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  • 42.9°N
  • 89.25°E

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  • 304010
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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
1120 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations

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.

Wei H, Sparks R S J, Liu R, Fan Q, Wang Y, Hong H, Zhang H, Chen H, Jiang C, Dong J, Zheng Y, Pan Y, 2003. Three active volcanoes in China and their hazards. J Asian Earth Sci, 21: 515-526.

Whitford-Stark J L, 1987. A survey of Cenozoic volcanism on mainland Asia. Geol Soc Amer Spec Pap, 213: 1-74.

Whitford-Stark J L, 1987. . (pers. comm.).

An isolated volcanic cone near the city of Turfan in Xinjiang Province of NW China has recorded eruptions during the Song Dynasty. The "History of the Song Dynasty" recorded activity consisting of frequent smog from the volcano on cloudless days and a nighttime blaze like a torch. The northern Song Dynasty ruled from 960-1127 AD and the southern Song Dynasty from 1127-1279 CE.