Emi Koussi

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Emi Koussi
Emi Koussi Volcano, Chad From ISS.JPG
Emi Koussi seen frae space
Heichest pynt
Elevation3,415 m (11,204 ft)
Prominence2,934 metres (9,626 ft)
Isolation2,001 kilometres (1,243 mi)
LeetinKintra heich pynt
Ultra
Coordinates19°47′37″N 18°33′7″E / 19.79361°N 18.55194°E / 19.79361; 18.55194Coordinates: 19°47′37″N 18°33′7″E / 19.79361°N 18.55194°E / 19.79361; 18.55194
Geografie
Emi Koussi is locatit in Chad
Emi Koussi
Emi Koussi
Location in Chad
LocationChad
Parent rangeTibesti Moontains
Geology
Age o rockHolocene
Muntain teepPyroclastic shield
Last eruptionunkent
Climbing
Easiest routeHike

Emi Koussi (an aw kent as Emi Koussou[1]) is a heich pyroclastic shield[2] volcano that lies at the sootheast end o the Tibesti Moontains in the central Sahara, in the northren Borkou Region o northern Chad. The heichesr moontain o the Sahara, the volcano is ane o seiveral in the Tibesti range, an reaches an elevation of 3,415 metres (11,204 ft), rising 3 km (1.9 mi) abuin the surroondin saundstone plains. The volcano is 60–70 kilometres (37–43 mi) wide an haes a volume o 2,500 cubic kilometres (600 cu mi).

Twa nestit calderas cap the volcano, the ooter ane being abuin 15 by 11 kilometres (9.3 mi × 6.8 mi) in size. Within it on the sootheast side is a smawer caldera kent as Era Kohor, abuin 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide an 350 metres (1,150 ft) deep. Numerous lava domes, cinder cones, maars, an lava flows are foond within the calderas an alang the ooter flanks o the shield. Era Kohor contains trona deposits, an Emi Koussi haes been studied as an analogue o the Martian volcano Elysium Mons. Emi Koussi wis active mair than ane million years ago, but some eruptions mey be mair recent, an thare is ongoing fumarolic an hot spring activity.

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