Turfan Volcano | John Seach


Xinjiang Province, China

42.90 N, 89.25 E
summit elevation unknown

The volcano is located 168 km SE of Urumqi. Eruptions were recorded during the Song Dynasty.

Writings from the Song Dynasty record activity at the volcano' "The volcano of Turfan or Ho-chow, emits an un-interrupted column of smoke, which at night appears like a flaming torch".

Further reading
Wei, H., Sparks, R.S.J., Liu, R., Fan, Q., Wang, Y., Hong, H., Zhang, H., Chen, H., Jiang, C., Dong, J. and Zheng, Y., 2003. Three active volcanoes in China and their hazards. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences21(5), pp.515-526.

Allen, M.B., Windley, B.F., Zhang, C. and Guo, J., 1993. Evolution of the Turfan basin, Chinese central Asia. Tectonics12(4), pp.889-896.

Turfan Volcano Eruptions