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Tukuyu volcano

Shield 1541 m / 5056 ft
Tanzania, -9.26°S / 33.65°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Tukuyu 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:

The Tukuyu shield volcano is thought to be made up of basaltic lavas, though Fontijn et al. (2012) also note that it has never been systematically studied. The town of Tukuyu is built upon thsi volcano. Dating by Ebinger et al. (1989) using K-Ar and by Ivanov et al. (1999) identified three lava ages between 2.12 +/- 0.04 and 1.34 +/- 0.02 Ma.
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