8 Most Active Volcanoes In Africa

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1. Fogo, Cape Verde
The most recent volcanic disaster off of the mainland of West Africa caused the destruction of two villages, with 1,500 residents of Portela and Bengeira fleeing from the lava flows. The first eruption of Pico do Fogo was on November 23, 2014, and after four days of quiet the outburst began again. By December 9, lava flow had subsided.
2. Mount Cameroon, Cameroon
Also  named Fako or Mongo ma Ndemi, this volcano erupted in February 2012, emitting ash but causing little danger to the area.
3. Nyamuragira, DRC
This volcano erupts almost every two years. It last erupted on Nov. 6, 2011. This was its largest eruption in 100 years.
4. Nabro, Ethiopia/Eritrea
The first eruption of this volcano known in human history occured on 12th, June 2011. It spewed lava and ash over hundreds of miles, affecting the neighboring Ethiopia and displacing several thousand people.
5. Manda Hararo, Ethiopia
This volcano is a shield volcano (Shield volcanoes are ones made from high velocity lava flows). Two major eruptions have been known to occur at Manda Hararo. The first in August 2007 and the second in July 2009.
6. Alu-Dalafilla, Ethiopia
Near the lava lake in the volcanic center of Alu-Dalafilla in November 2008, an eruption occurred, ceasing five days later.
7. Karthala, Comoros
Standing at 7,750 feet, the peak of Karthala is the highest point of the Comoros Islands off the Eastern Africa coast. In April 2005, an eruption caused mass panic and a temporary exodus of more than 30,000 residents and tourists. In January 2007, seismic activity and another eruption took place. Ash clouds were seem over the summit. In May 2012, residents of the villages Mkazi and Mde reported seeing a fiery glow on the slopes. Since then, there has been no reported activity on the mountain.
8. Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands, South Africa
This is South Africa’s only active volcano and it has been active for 18,000 years forming two shield volcanoes that rose above the surface. The first eruption was recorded in 1980, largely unnoticed by the local population. The last recorded minor spurt was in 2009.

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