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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.229°S
  • 33.792°E

  • 2176 m
    7137 ft

  • 222170
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1800 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Sarabwe and Fiteko

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Photo Gallery

The Kieyo volcanic complex (also spelled Kyejo) is seen from Katete, an eroded volcano located 10- 5 km NNW of Kieyo. Late-stage activity of the Kieyo trachytic stratovolcano, NW of Lake Malawi (Lake Nyassa), consisted of the formation of numerous maars and cinder cones. The latest eruption around 1800 CE took place from two parasitic tephritic cones that were constructed along a NW-trending fissure: Sarabwe and Fiteko. The eruption produced lava flows that overran several villages.

Photo by Karen Fontijn, 2008 (University of Gent).
See title for photo information.
Sarabwe and Fiteko pyroclastic cones, visible halfway up the flank of the Kieyo volcanic complex (also spelled Kyejo), erupted about 1800 CE, in the latest eruption in this region. The eruption from these cones formed the Sarabwe lava flow (not clear in this picture). The cones are seen from the village of Masebe near its NW foot (5 km from the summit).

Photo by Karen Fontijn, 2008 (University of Gent).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Kyejo in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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