Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Karisimbi
The Karisimbi volcanic complex (center) includes a symmetrical, peaked summit flanked to the SE by the 2-km-wide Branca caldera, which is filled by viscous lava flows and two craters. The smaller Muntango crater is located S of the summit. A broad lava plain composed of flows erupted within the caldera and along a chain of parasitic cones, extends SW. Eroded Mikeno volcano is at the upper left and Visoke volcano at the upper right of this Landsat image. NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
Volcano Number:223040
Volcano Name:Karisimbi
Country:DR Congo-Rwanda
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:8050 BCE
Elevation:4490m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:9657
Pop. within 10km:85615
Pop. within 30km:1198124
Pop. within 100km:10835260
Latitude:-1.506
Longitude:29.45



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
223040 Karisimbi 14108 Confirmed Eruption Potassium-Argon -8050
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