Rungwe

Volcano number:222166
Region:Africa and Red Sea
Country:Tanzania
Geodetic measurements?No
Deformation observation?
Measurement method(s):No measurements
Duration of observation:
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

No geodetic studies have even been published on Rungwe volcano, which is the largest volcano in the Karonga basin. The volcano has a 4 km wide caldera, and basaltic cones can be found to the NW of the volcano. It is thought that there were explosive and effusive eruptions during the Holocene, the most recent of which possiblly 1200 years ago.

Reference:N/A
Location:33.67, -9.135

Rungwe, as seen from the WNW. Photo by Karen Fontijn, 2008 (University of Gent).