Paekdu Volcano - John Seach


North Korea

41.0 N, 128.08 E
summit elevation 2750 m
volcano type unknown

Mount Paekdu is the highest peak on the Korean Peninsula.
Minor seismic activity may have occurred in 1903, according to some Chinese sources. The mountain's height increased an average 3 millimeters per year between 1992-1998, indicating magma may be active under the volcano. The southern flank of the volcano contains a crater lake, lava flows and thick ash deposits.

The volcano is located in the Mount Paekdu Biosphere Reserve. The ecosystem consists of temperate and sub-polar broadleaf forests and woodlands.

Paekdu Volcano Eruptions

1702, 1000