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Visoke

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  • DR Congo - Rwanda
  • Albertine Rift Zone
  • Composite | Stratovolcano
  • 1957 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.458°S
  • 29.485°E

  • 3696 m
    12126 ft

  • 223050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Visoke.

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

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

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

There is data available for 2 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1957 Aug 1 - 1957 Aug 3 Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode 11 km north of summit (Mugogo)
1957 Aug 1 - 1957 Aug 3 Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 10 Events for Episode 1 at 11 km north of summit (Mugogo)

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava fountains
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Bombs
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
   - - - -    - - - - Earthquakes (undefined) Before.
   - - - -    - - - - Evacuations
1957 Aug 1    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1891 Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Volcano Uncertain
1891 - Unknown Evidence from Unknown

List of 1 Events for Episode 1 at Volcano Uncertain

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Flames
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Visoke.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Visoke.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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