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Visoke volcano

Stratovolcano 3711 m / 12,175 ft
DR Congo/Rwanda, -1.47°S / 29.49°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Visoke volcano eruptions: 1957  No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

The symmetrical Visoke volcano is the NE-most of a cluster of large stratovolcanoes at the southern end of the Virunga Range on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The 3711-m-high stratovolcano contains a 450-m-wide lake in its summit crater. A NE-SW-trending fissure zone has produced many cinder cones NE of the trachyandesitic volcano. An eruption in 1957 formed two small cones on the north flank, 11 km from the summit.
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