Cabo Verde

Brava Island - Cape Verde - Volcanic eruption - Pre-event situation, Reference Map (4 Aug 2016)

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Cape Verde has evacuated 300 people from Brava in the south of the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean for fear of a volcanic eruption after abnormal seismic activity beginning of August.

There were low intensity tremors on the coastal parts of Brava, which is the smallest island of the country. "Data from the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics demonstrate the intensifying seismic activity on the island of Brava. If this activity continues, we could possibly have a volcanic eruption."

The present map shows basic topographic features derived from public data sets, refined by means of visual interpretation of pre-event imagery.