Atakor Volcanic Field

Volcano number:225005
Region:Africa and Red Sea
Geodetic measurements?No
Deformation observation?
Measurement method(s):No measurements
Duration of observation:
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

No geodetic measurements have ever been made at theĀ Atakor Volcanic Field, a 2150 sq km volcanic (mostly basaltic) field. The most recent eruption is thought to be around 10,000 years ago, and some fumarolic and seismic activity has been recorded in historical time.

Reference:Assouni-Sekkal A, Bonin B, Benhallou A, Yahiaoui R, Liegeois J-P, 2007. Cenozoic alkaline volcanism of the Atakor massif, Hoggar, Algeria. In: Beccaluva L, Bianchini G, Wilson M (eds) Cenozoic Volcanism in the Mediterranean Area, (Geol Soc Amer Spec Paper), 418: 321-340.
Reference:NASA Landsat7 image (
Location:5.83, 23.33

The Atakor volcanic field can be seen in this NASA Landsat image (n.d). North is towards the top of this image.