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Nosy-Be

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  • Madagascar
  • Middle East and Indian Ocean
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.32°S
  • 48.48°E

  • 214 m
    702 ft

  • 233012
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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

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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 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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Nosy-Be.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Nosy-Be.

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.
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: Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Comoros, Madagascar
Year: 1987
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles
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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