Atakor Volcano | John Seach



23.33 N, 5.83 E
summit elevation 2918 m
Volcanic field

Atakor Volcanic Field is located in southern Algeria, and covers an area of 2150 sq km. It consists of scoria cones, lava domes and lava flows. Mount Tahat is the summit of the volcanic field.

Eruptions at the volcano began 35 million years ago. Pottery in the Tahif area has been found in basalt lava, and stories from the Tuareg people indicate historical eruptions. The volume of erupted lava is 250 cubic km.

Further reading
Dupuy, C., Dostal, J. and Chikhaoui, M., 1993. Trace element and isotopic geochemistry of Cenozoic alkali basaltic lavas from Atakor (Central Sahara). Geochemical Journal27(3), pp.131-145.

Atakor Volcano Eruptions

10,000 years ago.