Stratovolcano 4387 m / 14393 ft
DR Congo, -1.46°S / 29.42°ECurrent status
: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | ReportsMikeno volcano books
Typical eruption style
: unspecifiedMikeno volcano eruptions
: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)
No recent earthquakes
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The eroded Pliocene to Pleistocene Mikeno volcano is located west of the crest of the Virunga Mountains. Potassium-Argon dates of 0.5 million years ago have been obtained for its latest stage of activity (Krafft 1990).
---Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
Morning comes fast! A last photo of the lava lake in its giant crater, before fumes become too dense. Jean Michel, at the lower right, merges with the ground. Mikeno and ...
The peaks of Mikeno and Karisimbi volcanoes, part of the Virunga group of volcanoes, silhouette against the morning horizon to the NE. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mikeno and Karisimbi in the background behind the illuminated wall of Nyiragongo's crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
See also: Sentinel hub
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