Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Chaine des Puys
The central part of the Chaîne des Puys volcanic chain in the Auvergne region of France is seen from the SW. Puy de Dôme is the rounded peak in the center, Puy de Côme is at the left, and Puy de Laschamp is the scoria cone at the right. The N-S-trending chain of basaltic and trachytic cinder cones, basaltic maars, and trachytic lava domes in France's Massif Central has been active into the Holocene. The latest well-documented activity took place about 6000 years ago. Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).
Volcano Number:210020
Volcano Name:Chaine des Puys
Country:France
Volcano Type:Lava dome(s)
Last Eruption:-4040
Elevation:1464m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:323392
Pop. within 10km:323392
Pop. within 30km:427221
Pop. within 100km:1577243
Latitude:45.775
Longitude:2.97



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
210020 Chaine des Puys 10003 Confirmed Eruption Western Puy de Dôme Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -7840
210020 Chaine des Puys 10004 Confirmed Eruption Puy Mey Thermoluminescence -7740
210020 Chaine des Puys 10005 Confirmed Eruption Taphanel tephra Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -7020
210020 Chaine des Puys 10006 Confirmed Eruption Puys Chopine, Vasset, Cratère Kilian Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -6550
210020 Chaine des Puys 10007 Confirmed Eruption Puy de Pariou Thermoluminescence -6250
210020 Chaine des Puys 10009 Confirmed Eruption Puy de Lassolas, Puy de la Vache Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -6020
210020 Chaine des Puys 10010 Confirmed Eruption Puy de Come, Puy Montchier Thermoluminescence -5760
210020 Chaine des Puys 10011 Confirmed Eruption Montcineyre, Estivadoux, Pavin Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -4040
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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