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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
    13458 ft

  • 223060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Muhavura.

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

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

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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.
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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