Brava

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 14.85°N
  • 24.72°W

  • 900 m
    2952 ft

  • 384020
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Most Recent Weekly Report: 3 August-9 August 2016 Citation IconCite this Report


According to the Universidade de Cabo Verde in a report posted on 4 August, Instituto Nacional da Meteorologia e Geofísica (INMG) recorded increased seismicity at Brava beginning at dawn on 2 August. In response authorities evacuated 300 people, based on a news report. Earthquakes were felt by residents during 3-4 August. Scientists and technicians from the Universidade de Cabo Verde (UniCV), Instituto Vulcanológico das Canárias (INVOLCAN), and Serviço Nacional da Protecção Civil (SNPC) began monitoring carbon dioxide emissions though found nothing unusual during 4-7 August.

Sources: Universidade of Cabo Verde, Africa News

Weekly Reports - Index


2016: August


3 August-9 August 2016 Citation IconCite this Report


According to the Universidade de Cabo Verde in a report posted on 4 August, Instituto Nacional da Meteorologia e Geofísica (INMG) recorded increased seismicity at Brava beginning at dawn on 2 August. In response authorities evacuated 300 people, based on a news report. Earthquakes were felt by residents during 3-4 August. Scientists and technicians from the Universidade de Cabo Verde (UniCV), Instituto Vulcanológico das Canárias (INVOLCAN), and Serviço Nacional da Protecção Civil (SNPC) began monitoring carbon dioxide emissions though found nothing unusual during 4-7 August.

Sources: Universidade of Cabo Verde; Africa News


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

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

Photo Gallery


Small craters are visible on Brava Island (lower center), located across a channel 20 km west of Fogo (upper right). Brava is the westernmost of the southern Cape Verde Islands. Brava contains 15 morphologically youthful craters that were constructed along two or three lineaments intersecting along the crest of the 10-km-wide island. The small islets of Ilheus Secos lie north and NE of Brava. The large summit caldera of Fogo is visible at the extreme upper right.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS108-713-47, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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