Cap-Vert volcano

Volcanic field unknown
Senegal, 14.77°N / -17.4°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cap-Vert volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)

No recent earthquakes
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Background

Volcanism on the Cap-Vert Peninsula took place in five episodes from the Oligocene to the Pleistocene, ending about 600,000 years ago. The volcanic field covers an area of about 100 km2 on the peninsula hosting the capital city of Dakar.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Cap-Vert Photos

Sulfur deposits and escaping gas from fumaroles on Vulcano volcano's La Fossa crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sulfur deposits and escaping gas from fumaroles on Vulcano volcano's La Fossa crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Faial's summit Caldeira seen from Canto dos Saquinhos viewpoint: note the neck at left and the cinder cone at center. The last phreatic activity occurred during the Capelinhos eruption. (Faial Island, Azores) (Photo: marcofulle)
Faial's summit Caldeira seen from Canto dos Saquinhos viewpoint: note the neck at left and the cinder cone at center. The last phreatic activity occurred during the Capel...
Dense ash clouds are produced by vulcanian-type explosions. In this long exposure night time shot, the ash cloud is blurred against the moon-lit landscape. Bromo's Hindu temple in the foreground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dense ash clouds are produced by vulcanian-type explosions. In this long exposure night time shot, the ash cloud is blurred against the moon-lit landscape. Bromo's Hindu ...
South rift zone landscape, El Hierro Island (Canary Islands) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
South rift zone landscape, El Hierro Island (Canary Islands) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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