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Mayotte Island volcano

Shield volcano 660 m / 2,165 ft
France, Western Indian Ocean, -12.83°S / 45.17°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Mayotte Island volcano eruptions: 2050 BC ± 500 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 6 Dec
Thu, 6 Dec 01:17 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km31 km MAYOTTE REGION
Tue, 27 Nov
Tue, 27 Nov 05:11 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km24 kmNorthwest of Madagascar
Mon, 19 Nov
Mon, 19 Nov 03:37 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km38 km- 28km SE of Pamandzi, Mayotte
Wed, 7 Nov
Wed, 7 Nov 06:04 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km23 kmNorthwest of Madagascar
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Background:

Mayotte Island in the Mozambique Channel between the northern tip of Madagascar and the eastern coast of Africa consists of two volcanoes with diverse geochemistry that were active from the Pliocene to the Holocene. Lavas on the NE were active from about 4.7 to 1.4 million years and on the south from about 7.7 to 2.7 million years. Mafic activity resumed on the north from about 2.9 to 1.2 million years and on the south from about 2 to 1.5 million years. Morphologically youthful-looking maars are present on Mayotte Island, and Zinke et al. (2003) found several pumice layers of Holocene age in gravity cores on the barrier reef-lagoon complex at Mayotte.
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