Eifel hotspot

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The Eifel hotspot is marked 8 on map.

The Eifel hotspot is a volcanic hotspot which is responsible for the volcanic activity which forms the volcanoes in Western Germany of northwestern Europe. It is thought to have formed the Eifel volcanic field.[1]


  1. ^ Kristoffer T. Walker; Götz H. R. Bokelmann; Simon L. Klemperer; Günter Bock (2007). "Seismic Anisotropy in the Asthenosphere Beneath the Eifel Region, Western Germany". Mantle Plumes - A Multidisciplinary Approach. Springer. pp. 439–464. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-68046-8_15. Retrieved December 26, 2016.