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Bufumbira

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  • Uganda
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.23°S
  • 29.72°E

  • 2440 m
    8003 ft

  • 223070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bufumbira.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Bufumbira.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Bufumbira. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Bufumbira 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 Bufumbira.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Bufumbira.

Photo Gallery

Cinder cones of the Bufumbira volcanic field in SW Uganda (center) lie north of the large stratovolcanoes of the NE part of the Virunga Mountains. The roughly 40 cinder cones occur in clusters and were erupted along lineaments; they are typically breached on one side by lava flows. The Bufumbira rocks are noted for their unusual ultrapotassic chemistry. Muhavura (center) and Sabinyo (left) stratovolcanoes are visible at the bottom of this Landsat image.

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 Bufumbira in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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