Ankaizina Field volcano

Cinder cones 2878 m / 9,442 ft
Madagascar, -14.3°S / 48.67°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Ankaizina Field volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions

No recent earthquakes
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Background

The Ankaizina volcanic field, covering portions of the Tsaratanana and Ambondrona massifs in northern Madagascar, was active until the very recent Quaternary. An initial dominantly silicic phase included pyroclastic-flow formation and was accompanied by the emission of minor basaltic lava flows. An earlier now-eroded basaltic phase was followed by the most recent activity, which produced a series of perfectly preserved cinder cones and lava flows that traveled down current valley floors in the Bealanana region.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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