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Sao Nicolau volcano

Stratovolcano 1270 m / 4167 ft
Cape Verde, 16.62°N / -24.35°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Sao Nicolau volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Sao Nicolau, located the eastern end of an E-W-trending chain of islands in the NW Cape Verde islands, was constructed in four stages dating back to the Pliocene. The last two stages took place during the Pleistocene, and the youngest stage produced scoria cones and lava flows about 50,000 years ago.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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