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Kyejo

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  • Tanzania
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1800 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.229°S
  • 33.792°E

  • 2176 m
    7139 ft

  • 222170
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

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

There is no Deformation History data available for Kyejo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kyejo.

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.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Africa-E
Year: 1986
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Title: Tanganyika Preliminary Plot (2)
Publisher: DCS Directorate of Colonial Surveys
Country: Tanzania AF
Year: 1954
Series: 22
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Tanganyika Preliminary Plot (2)
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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