SW Usangu Basin

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  • 8.75°S
  • 33.8°E

  • 2179 m
    7147 ft

  • 222163
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for SW Usangu Basin.

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A group of late-Pleistocene to Holocene phonolitic lava domes is located at the SW end of the Usangu Basin, NE of the Poroto Mountains. Vents of the SW Usangu Basin volcanic field are located along NNE-trending normal faults (Ebinger et al., 1989).

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from SW Usangu Basin. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the SW Usangu Basin page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.



Domes
Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Chaholo Dome 1436 m
Chambaji Dome 1402 m
Chamongera Dome 1254 m
Champalala Dome 1266 m
Chankorogo Dome 1251 m
Cheyu Dome 1512 m
Chigowe Dome 1230 m
Chikose Dome 1423 m
Ilongo Dome 1314 m
Kongolo Dome 1242 m
Machioto Dome 1228 m
Ngalupala Dome 1379 m
Ntumbi Dome 2197 m 8° 50' 0" S 33° 44' 0" E
Sangula Dome 1205 m
Uhambule Dome 1254 m
Wuzi Dome 1413 m

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for SW Usangu Basin.

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Ebinger C J, Deino A L, Drake R E, Tesha A L, 1989. Chronology of volcanism and rift basin propagation: Rungwe volcanic province, East Africa. J Geophys Res, 94: 15,785-15,803.

Harkin D A, 1960. The Rungwe volcanics at the northern end of Lake Nyasa. Geol Surv Tanganyika Mem, 2: 1-172.

Volcano Types

Lava dome(s)

Tectonic Setting

Rift zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Phonolite

Population

Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km
43,112
43,112
99,770
1,978,131

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of SW Usangu Basin Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.