Fort Portal

Photo of this volcano
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  • 0.7°N
  • 30.25°E

  • 1615 m
    5297 ft

  • 223001
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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
2120 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
2750 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

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.

Photo Gallery


These grass-covered tuff cones are among the many of the Fort Portal volcanic field in Uganda. The carbonatite lavas and tuffs of the Fort Portal volcanic field were erupted from about 50 volcanic tuff cones and maars, some of which now contain crater lakes. Kasensankaranga Crater in the Fort Portal area means "spewer of roasted material," implying an historical age.

Photo by Nelson Eby (University of Massachusetts).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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