Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Meidob Volcanic Field
The dark-colored area in the center of this Space Shuttle view is the alkaline Meidob volcanic field in western Sudan. This broad volcanic field covers an area of 5,000 km2 with nearly 700 Pliocene-to-Holocene vents. The margins of the field are dominated by basaltic scoria cones and associated lava flows, but the lava domes, tuff rings, and maars that are concentrated along the central E-W-trending axis of the volcanic field are among the youngest features. The latest dated eruptions took place about 5,000 years ago. NASA Space Shuttle image STS073-713-87, 1995 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
Volcano Number:225050
Volcano Name:Meidob Volcanic Field
Country:Sudan
Volcano Type:Pyroclastic cone(s)
Last Eruption:2950 BCE
Elevation:2000m
Tectonic Setting:Intraplate / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:5140
Pop. within 10km:5140
Pop. within 30km:5140
Pop. within 100km:24193
Latitude:15.32
Longitude:26.47



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
225050 Meidob Volcanic Field 14140 Confirmed Eruption 4 P NE crater of vent VF 57 Thermoluminescence -6050
225050 Meidob Volcanic Field 14141 Confirmed Eruption Central Meidob volcanic field Thermoluminescence -5250
225050 Meidob Volcanic Field 14142 Confirmed Eruption 4 P Central Meidob volcanic field Tephrochronology -4150
225050 Meidob Volcanic Field 14143 Confirmed Eruption 4 P SW crater of vent VF 57 Tephrochronology -3050
225050 Meidob Volcanic Field 14144 Confirmed Eruption 4 P Central Meidob volcanic field Tephrochronology -3000
225050 Meidob Volcanic Field 14145 Confirmed Eruption 0 Vent VF 214 Thermoluminescence -2950
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