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Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is a mountain in northeastern Tanzania.

Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain rise in the world, rising 4600 meters (15,000 ft) from the base, and includes the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,340 ft), providing the dramatic view from the surrounding plains.

Kilimanjaro is a giant stratovolcano, not currently active, with fumaroles that emit gas in the crater on the main summit of Kibo.

Scientists concluded in 2003 that molten magma is just 400 meters below the summit crater.

Although new activity is not expected, there are fears the volcano may collapse, causing a major eruption similar to Mount St.


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