Nosy-Be

Photo of this volcano
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.32°S
  • 48.48°E

  • 214 m
    702 ft

  • 233012
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nosy-Be.

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

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.

Photo Gallery


Cinder cones line the shores of Nosy-Be island off the NW coast of Madagascar. The youthful-looking cones have produced very recent basaltic lava flows. Many large crater lakes are found in the central part of the island. Nosy-Be volcanics overlie Mesozoic limestones and other sedimentary rocks. Two periods of activity occurred at Nosy-Be. Initial eruptions of fluid lava flows from the western side of the massif were followed by the construction of numerous strombolian cinder cones on the western plain.

Copyrighted photo by Steve and Donna O'Meara, 2002.
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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