Bufumbira

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.23°S
  • 29.72°E

  • 2440 m
    8003 ft

  • 223070
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bufumbira.

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

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

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).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed 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.

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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