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Biu Plateau volcano

Volcanic field unknown summit elevation
Nigeria, 10.75°N / 12°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
Biu Plateau volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Biu Plateau volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions No recent earthquakes
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Background:

The Biu Plateau in NE Nigeria is composed of basaltic lava flows. A large number of recent cinder cones with well-defined craters are aligned in a NNW-SSE direction. Cinder cones and lava flows of the Biu Plateau often contain abundant peridotite xenoliths. The age of the most recent eruption in the volcanic field is not known.
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