Ankaratra Field

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.4°S
  • 47.2°E

  • 2644 m
    8672 ft

  • 233015
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Ankaratra Field.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Ankaratra Field.

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

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The Ankaratra volcanic field in central Madagascar consists of trachytic lava domes, fissure vents, basanitic cinder cones, and maars. The volcanic field is one of the largest on the island and covers a 100-km-long area in central Madagascar. Hot springs occur at Ranomafana. North is to the top in this NASA Landsat image.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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