La Grille volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 17:37 GMT - Refresh
Shield volcano 1087 m / 3,566 ft
Grand Comore Island, Comoros, -11.47°S / 43.33°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
La Grille volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

La Grille shield volcano at the northern end of Grand Comore Island (also known as Ngazidja) lacks a summit caldera like its larger and more well-known neighbor to the south, Karthala volcano. The basaltic La Grille volcano also contrasts with Karthala in its abundance of pyroclastic cones up to 800 m in height. The cones were erupted along fissures paralleling the summit ridge, which has an irregular profile and is elongated in a N-S direction, and from radial fissures that reach as far as the coast. Recent lava flows, some perhaps as young as a few hundred years, have reached the sea from fissures on the lower western, northern, and eastern flanks.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

La Grille Photos

After about 5 hours, it's time to enjoy a hearty lunch: deliciously grilled kokoretsi and katsiki by master Dimitri. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After about 5 hours, it's time to enjoy a hearty lunch: deliciously grilled kokoretsi and katsiki by master Dimitri. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Grilled meat and sausages are a opular lunch option in Guatemala. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Grilled meat and sausages are a opular lunch option in Guatemala. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In particular, if one opts for a typical local dish - "tips" (spicy, diced grilled meat) with injera bread, which is eaten by hand to wrap the tips. This is best accompanied by a bottle of cool St. George beer!  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In particular, if one opts for a typical local dish - "tips" (spicy, diced grilled meat) with injera bread, which is eaten by hand to wrap the tips. This is best accompan...
 



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