Mount Meru, Tanzania
March 16, 2003
Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. It reaches 4,566 meters (14,978 feet) in height but has lost much of its bulk due to an eastward volcanic blast sometime in its distant past, perhaps similar to the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington State in 1980. SRTM image.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Stratovolcanoes, Plate tectonics, Geology, Religion Belief, Ngurdoto Crater, Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Mount St. Helens, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Types of volcanic eruptions, Igneous rocks, Volcanology, Volcano