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  • DR Congo-Rwanda
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1957 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.458°S
  • 29.485°E

  • 3696 m
    12123 ft

  • 223050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1957 Aug 1 1957 Aug 3 Confirmed 1 Historical Observations 11 km north of summit (Mugogo)
1891 Unknown Confirmed   Unknown Volcano Uncertain
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Visoke.

Emission History

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Photo Gallery

The symmetrical Visoke volcano is the NE-most of a cluster of large stratovolcanoes at the southern end of the Virunga Range. The 3711-m-high stratovolcano contains a 450-m-wide lake in its summit crater (left center). Lobate lava flows descend the flanks of the volcano. A NE-SW-trending fissure zone has produced many cinder cones NE of the volcano (top). An eruption in 1957 formed two small cones on the north flank, 11 km from the summit.

Aerial photograph courtesy of Henry Luc Hody (Belgian ambassador).
See title for photo information.
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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