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Location: Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania

Type of volcano: Mount Kilimanjaro is a stratovolcano

last eruption: unknown ( roughly 200,000 years ago)

Summit: 5,895m (19,341ft)

ABOUT MOUNT KILIMANJAROexternal image Mt-Kilimanjaro-location..jpg
Mount Kilimanjaro is the biggest mountain in Africa with a longitude of 37.35 and a latitude of 3.075. the height of mount Kilimanjaro has changed over the years due to erosion, unknown when the last eruption happened, we think around 150,000 to 200,000 years ago it has stopped erupting and will not bring any danger that we know of. it is a stratovolcano which means that this giant mountian is made fro

m layers of ash,lava,pumice and tephra, it has taken over one million years for this to form.

DANGERS

Many people have climbed mount Kilimanjaro but some people have had horrible experiences while climbing. around 25 known people have died while climbing . if you are high enough you can start to feel nausea, have a headache, vomiting and loss of appetite if you are close to the summit.

The Great Rift Valley
The Great Rift Valley is a name given to the continuous geological tech about 6,000 kilometers (3,700 mi) in length, that runs from northern Syria in Southwest Asia to central Mozambique in East Africa. The rift is bordered by a series of Mountains and active volcaexternal image 42140_web.jpgnoes. It is a site of faults and earthquakes.


Basically, the western part of Africa is rifting away from the eastern part body. This causes all the geological activity at the Valley. Far in the future, a sea will run between these two parts of Africa. The Arabian Peninsula is already almost separated. The whole process is part of plate tectonics . In eastern Africa, the valley divides into two, the Western Rift Valley and the Eastern Rift Valley.
There are about 20 UNESCO World heritage sites which owe their formation to the geography and geology of the Great Rift Valley.

CONES
with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanziania.Kibo is the highest of the cones followed by Mawenzi leaving Shiri to be the shortest .

PLATE
People often wonder what plate Kilimanjaro is on yet not many no that it doesnt lie on any plate.It lies within the African plate yet earths crust fractured and was being pulled apart.