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Emuruangogolak volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 03:42 GMT - Refresh
Shield volcano 1328 m / 4,357 ft
Kenya, 1.5°N / 36.33°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Emuruangogolak volcano eruptions: 1910 ± 50 years
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

The broad Emuruangogolak shield volcano is situated at a narrow constriction in the Gregory Rift and almost completely straddles it. A 5 x 3.5 km summit caldera formed about 38,000 years ago. Since then trachytic and basaltic lava flows were erupted on the northern and southern flanks and within the caldera. A NNE-SSW-trending chain of lake-filled basaltic maars extends along the floor of the rift from the lower flanks of the volcano. Young lava flows were also erupted from vents along rift valley faults. Well-preserved parasitic cones erupted along rift-parallel faults cutting the volcano abound; the latest eruption produced a trachytic lava flow dated from secular magnetic variation measurements at about the beginning of the 20th century. Fumarolic activity and hot steaming ground occurs along NNE-trending fissures within the caldera and along the lower NW flanks.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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