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Monday, Aug 08, 2016
Seismic activity has decreased since its peak with shallow earthquakes around 2 August which had triggered fears that a new eruption could occur in the near future. Authorities remain at alert while groups of scientists are currently monitoring the situation. [more]
Brava island on 2 Aug 2016 seen from space next to (larger) Fogo island
Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
Out of fear of a possible new eruption, authorities evacuated 300 people from Cova Da Joana town on Brava island. According to news reports, the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics recorded increased seismic activity including volcanic tremor that sparked fears an eruption could be imminent. ... [more]
 

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) | Reports
Brava volcano books
Last update: 26 Sep 2017
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Brava volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo 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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