Brava (Brava, Cape Verde)

Ilha Brava, Cape Verde, Africa

Volcano: Brava (see Brava at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Brava (67 km2) is the westernmost island and it is located 18 km west of Fogo. Although no historical eruptions have occurred at Brava, the island is seismically active suggesting the occurrence of shallow intrusive activity. At Brava there are two areas (Baleia and Vinagre) characterized by high -soil CO2 contentswhich have produced several lethal accidents to animals.

Point of contact for this site:
Samara Dionis, (1Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN))

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Brava_010220101/2/2010 Emanuela Bagnato Sept. 19, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Dionis Samara M , Nemesio M Pérez, Pedro A Hernández, Gladys Melián, Fátima Rodríguez,Eleazar Padrón, Hirochika Sumino, Jose Barrrancos, Germán D Padilla, Paulo Fernandes,Zuleyka Bandomo, Sónia Silva, Jose M Pereira, Hélio Semedo,Jeremias Cabral, 2015,Diffuse CO2 degassing and volcanic activity at Cape Verde islands, West Africa, Earth, Planets and Space, vol.67, pp. 1-15, DOI: 10.1186/s40623-015-0219-x

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