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Toussidé Volcano in Tibesti Mountains, Chad

21.0N 16.4E

January 2nd, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains, Volcanoes

Chad - December 26th, 2010

The pale sands of the Sahara Desert surrounded the Tibesti Mountains in Chad and a small part of southern Libya. The mountains are volcanic, composed of a group of inactive volcanoes.

One volcano, however, is potentially active: Toussidé, with an altitude of 3,265 m. The westernmost volcano of the mountains, it can be observed almost in the center of the dark brown shape that has tentacle-shaped lava flows extending down the western flank.

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