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Muhavura

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  • Uganda-Rwanda
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.383°S
  • 29.678°E

  • 4103 m
    13461 ft

  • 223060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Muhavura.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Muhavura.

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Muhavura. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Muhavura page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Muhavura.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Muhavura.

Photo Gallery

The forested Muhavura volcano (center) rises to 4127 m at the NE end of the Virunga Range. The 3474-m-high Gahinga (Mgahinga) volcano, the smaller cone at left-center, is joined to Muhavura on the west by a broad saddle. The two volcanoes have produced basanitic-to-trachyandesitic lavas. Muhavura is a relatively youthful stratovolcano with a small parasitic crater that has been recently active, but the age of its latest eruption is not known.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
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: Rwanda, Carte (Map) Administrative
Publisher: Ministere des Ressources Naturelles
Country: Rwanda- AF
Year: 1983
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Rwanda, Carte (Map) Administrative
Title: Rwanda, Carte des Gites Mineraux
Publisher: Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres
Country: Rwanda- AF
Year: 1982
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Rwanda, Carte des Gites Mineraux
Title: Rwanda, Lithologic map
Publisher: IGN Institut Geographique National de Belgique
Country: Rwanda- AF
Year: 1981
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Rwanda, Lithologic map
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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