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BaarbYay!

Baarb

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Thumbs up for more volcano appreciation! :D
Posted Jun 11, 2006 10:22 pm

CoraxRe: Yay!

Corax

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Thanks Baarb.
I also like volcanoes, but my knowledge about them are not the best. If you think I have left out some important facts on the page, please let me know.
I would especially appreciate help on the Asian part of this page. Which is the highest volcano in Asia? There must be some really high ones in China, even if those may not be regarded "as real volcanoes"?

JC.
Posted Jun 11, 2006 11:32 pm

Ski MountaineerRe: Yay!

Ski Mountaineer

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Janne,

I doubt there are volcanoes in China, since there is not subduction zone or hot spot there.
Even the Himalayas and the Pamirs are result of two continental plates colliding, resulting in sheer deformation, not subduction, hence no volcanism. I can look into that more when I done with exams.
But I can rememeber one guy posting something about volcanoes in China, can you remember where?

I am not sure whether the geo-political point of view (which I usually also consider the best) is the best here, since volcanoes most of the times correlate with tectonics, but those not always with geo-poltical divisons. E.g.: Hawaii┬┤s volcanism does have nothing to do with North America.
French Guyana is also in the EU, but if there were a very high volcano (5700 m+) there I had troubles considering it the highest volcano in Europa...

Also Oceania and Australia are two different continents, making one out of it is pure convenience.
I btw. personally consider Oceania a continent on its own, and Australia another. The highest volcano in Australia is probably some eroded thing on Guinea, the highest of Oceania Mauna Kea.

Interestingly, the continent "Europe" from a geologic view does not exist either, only Eurasia, of which the highest volcano is Damavand.

Cheers,
T.A.
Posted Jun 12, 2006 9:39 am

CoraxRe: Yay!

Corax

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Hi!

Janne, I doubt there are volcanoes in China, since there is not subduction zone or hot spot there.

I know very little about this, but found
this site.
Also, Iwould be very surprised if some of the areas I visited in the Kunluns aren't volcanic. Some peaks there looked like perfectly shaped volcanic cones and there were a lot of rock formations I could almost bet they had a volcanic origin.


French Guyana is also in the EU, but if there were a very high volcano (5700 m+) there I had troubles considering it the highest volcano in Europa.

:-)
Agreed.

I btw. personally consider Oceania a continent on its own, and Australia another. The highest volcano in Australia is probably some eroded thing on Guinea, the highest of Oceania Mauna Kea.

Categorization can be close to impossible. I have made my own for this page.

Janne.
Posted Jun 12, 2006 9:59 am

Ski MountaineerRe: Yay!

Ski Mountaineer

Voted 10/10

Hi!

Looks like a hot spot to me there in China. Possible. 5808 m would be the record holder. Interesting, would be a nice research mission!

Posted Jun 12, 2006 10:13 am

BaarbRe: Yay!

Baarb

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Good summary page here http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/globallists.cfm?listpage=summnum. To say that there isn't a subduction zone is I think an oversimplification. Before the continental crusts coalesced there would have been some subduction of oceanic crust for a considerable period of time. The tomography would be amazing, if you could pull it off! There is enough structural weakness in that area for the volcanism to be explainable by other means too, you could call it a 'hot spot' if you like, but that's where your problems start rather than finish :D Potential research everyhwere and not a grant in sight! :P
Posted Jun 18, 2006 9:21 pm

ScottRe: Yay!

Scott

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Janne, I doubt there are volcanoes in China, since there is not subduction zone or hot spot there.

It's not that high (and no where near the Kunlun), so wouldn't be on this page, but if interested, Changbai Shan in China and on the Korea border is definately a volcano. It's supposed to look like Crater Lake in the USA (according to Kelsey).
Posted Nov 12, 2008 10:40 pm

RockDoctorMt. Giluwe, PNG

RockDoctor

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Greetings! Just registered on summitpost, here's my first post. I'm in the process of bagging the 7 volcanic summits - my second trip to summit Giluwe in PNG will be Sept 2008. Anyone wanna join? I can provide photos and comments from my first trip (no summit due to bad weather and time shortage). GREAT to see the 7 volc summits on this website! RockDoctor.
Posted Jul 18, 2008 10:28 pm

CoraxRe: Mt. Giluwe, PNG

Corax

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Thanks. Question is still if there's a really high volcano somewhere in China. Contradicting info about that. Anyway - best of luck on your quest!
Posted Aug 13, 2008 7:04 pm

RockDoctorMore on Mt Giluwe, PNG

RockDoctor

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Made it to the summit in Sept 2008. Took more pics and GPS tracks this time. The trek was harder than Elbrus, Kili or Damavand! I can post a trip report, GPS data, pics, etc. (need to find how/where you post a TR on this website). I think the info will be useful to others ...
Posted Nov 11, 2008 1:49 pm

CoraxRe: More on Mt Giluwe, PNG

Corax

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Your contribution would be most welcome. To get any kind of info about Giluwe is almost impossible and even if very few will ever go and climb it, it's an important peak as it's the highest volcano on a continent.
Posted Nov 12, 2008 11:46 am

BaarbMt Giluwe?

Baarb

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Looking forward to reading about that trip! Also, Corax, perhaps you would be interested in adding this as a Child to the 'Volcanoes of the World' page? I think it would be great if the assorted volcanic stuff was linked a little more. Bias I guess :D
Posted Feb 19, 2009 8:22 pm

CoraxRe: Mt Giluwe?

Corax

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I added Volcanoes of the World and Erupting volcanoes to the page.
Posted Feb 24, 2009 11:49 am

lcarreauHad to give this page

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

vote number 40! May the volcanic forces of Nature be with you !!!
Posted Mar 2, 2009 11:34 pm

CoraxRe: Had to give this page

Corax

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Thanks!
It has been the most interesting page to put together. I had very limitided knowledge about the issue when I started, but thought I could take care of the page as I had summited three of these volcanoes. Looking a lot for info about the volcanoes in Asia now. Kaerdaxi is most certainly not the highest and Damavand isn't for sure. My opinion is that a very desolate volcano called Yinshi wins the contest.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 5:55 am

ScottGeorgia and Armenia

Scott

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On ecomment on the Europe section. Shouldn't Georgia and Armenia be grouped with Asia since they are on the south side of the Caucasus?
Posted Mar 3, 2009 10:29 am

Athos791Re: Georgia and Armenia

Athos791

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Maybe Corax will have more info Scott, but I believe Georgia is a transcontinental country. Of the four main districts in Georgia, three are in Asia, and one is in Europe. I am not sure how Corax wants to update it, so I'm going to wait to see what he says before I touch it...
Posted Mar 3, 2009 3:19 pm

CoraxRe: Georgia and Armenia

Corax

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Scott, I see your point and I don't know what to say really. Politically, the mountains are in Europe. Geographically, as you point out, they should be placed in Asia. There are many different angels to look at this from. You also have the Russian/Georgian political issues.
Here's my look at it: the countries are European (by most) and to split a range in two and file the mountains on the southern side to one continent even if they politically belong to Europe feels very odd. I rather keep it as it is.
It's a really complex question though and if we should really hardline it and talk about continents as such, there should be only one peak for the whole Euro-Asian continent. In this case a desolate volcano in China.
Posted Mar 5, 2009 9:11 am

ScottAnother volcano that should be listed

Scott

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Isn't Ras Dashen in Ethiopia considered to be part of an old volcano? If so, it's just higher than Karisimbi.
Posted Dec 2, 2012 12:50 am

CoraxRe: Another volcano that should be listed

Corax

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Thanks.
You're right; Ras Dashen should take Karisimbi's place on the list.

When it comes to the Asian volcanoes there's some serious updating to do on the page. From what I've learned from my time here in China it seems like the full top 5 list will consist of Chinese volcanoes. They all have the prominence needed and at least four of them are most certainly "true volcanoes".
That said, I would still like to wait with updating the list a bit longer.
Posted Dec 4, 2012 7:49 am

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