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Fort Portal

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  • Uganda
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Tuff cone(s)
  • 2120 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.7°N
  • 30.25°E

  • 1615 m
    5299 ft

  • 223001
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Fort Portal.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Fort Portal.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Fort Portal.

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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

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)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Fort Portal.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Fort Portal.

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.
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: Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Zaire
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Africa, E Central
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Zaire
Title: Lake Victoria
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa-E
Year: 1946
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Lake Victoria
Title: Uganda
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa
Year: 1943
Series: EAF
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Uganda
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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