Why is Mount Cameroon famous?
Mount Cameroon volcano is one of Africa’s largest and most active volcanoes. It is also one of the few volcanoes with dated historic eruptions from BC. The volcano is the most active on a hot spot chain (the Cameroon Volcanic Line).
How many times has Mount Cameroon erupted?
Mount Cameroon (4,095 m high and with a volume of ∼1,200 km3) is one of the most active volcanoes in Africa, having erupted seven times in the last 100 years.
Are there any volcanoes in West Africa?
But there is also volcanism in West Africa. Mount Cameroon (13,350 ft; 4,005 m) along with smaller volcanos in its vicinity, stand on the bend of Africa’s West Coast in the Gulf of Guinea, and are the exception. They are the only active volcanos on the African mainland not in the rift valley.
When was the first eruption of Mount Cameroon?
Mt Cameroon Volcano erupted on 28th May 2000. The eruption occurred at two locations 3 km apart, on the upper SE slope of the volcano. The first eruption site was located at 04°12’40” N and 09°10’45” E at 4,000 m altitude. The site produced explosions from two craters.
Is Cameroon a desert?
Cameroon, in West Africa, is a mixture of desert plains in the north, mountains in the central regions, and tropical rain forests in the south. Along its western border with Nigeria are mountains, which include the volcanic Cameroon Mountain—the highest point in West Africa at 13,451 feet (4,100 meters).