Brava volcano

Stratovolcano 900 m / 2,953 ft
Cape Verde, 14.85°N / -24.72°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 1 Mar 2020

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Brava volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions

No recent earthquakes
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Background

Brava Island, 20 km west of Fogo, is the westernmost of the southern Cape Verde islands. The 10-km-wide island contains 15 morphologically youthful craters located along two or three lineaments intersecting along the crest of the island. The youthfulness of the craters and numerous minor earthquakes in recent years indicate that a significant volcanic hazard still exists (Wolff and Turbeville, 1985). Most of the younger eruptions originated from the interaction of phonolitic magmas with a large groundwater reservoir contained within an older volcanic series characterized by thick welded ignimbrites and block-and-ash flow deposits. Carbonatitic lavas are also found on Brava.
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