Tatun Volcano Group

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Chihsingshan (七星山), the highest peak of the Tatun volcanoes, has a height of 1120 m.

Tatun Volcanoes (七星山; Chinese: 大屯火山群; pinyin: Dàtún Huǒshān Qún), a volcanic group of volcanoes located at northern Taiwan, is located 15 km[1] north of Taipei, and lies to the west of Keelung. It just adjoins the northern coast of the Taiwan island. The volcano group was a result of episodic volcanisms between 2.8 and 0.2 Ma.[2] As of 2005, some hydrothermal activities and gas fumaroles were active among these volcanoes.[2] Observations on Tatun Volcano Group suggest that magma chambers probably still exist under the land surface of northern Taiwan.[3]

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  1. ^ Lin, C. H.; K. I. Konstantinou, W. T. Liang, H. C. Pu, Y. M. Lin, S. H. You and Y. P. Huang (2005). "Preliminary analysis of volcanoseismic signals recorded at the Tatun Volcano Group, northern Taiwan". Geophysical Research Letters 32 (10): L10313. Bibcode:2005GeoRL..3210313L. doi:10.1029/2005GL022861. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  2. ^ a b Kim, Kwang-Hee; Chien-Hsin Chang, Kuo-Fong Ma, Jer-Ming Chiu and Kou-Cheng Chen (2005). "Modern Seismic Observations in the Tatun Volcano Region of Northern Taiwan: Seismic/Volcanic Hazard Adjacent to the Taipei Metropolitan Area" (PDF). Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 16: 579–594. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  3. ^ "大屯火山群潛在岩漿庫及微震觀測網長期監測計畫". Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 

Coordinates: 25°10′17″N 121°33′18″E / 25.17139°N 121.55500°E / 25.17139; 121.55500