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Nyambeni Hills volcano

Shield volcano 750+ m / 2,461 ft
Kenya, 0.23°N / 37.87°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Nyambeni Hills volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Nyambeni Hills volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

The broad NE-SW-trending Nyambeni shield volcano is capped by numerous phonolitic cumulodomes and basaltic cones and lava flows of late-Pleistocene to Holocene age (Hackman et al., 1989). The basaltic cinder cones are the youngest features of Nyambeni Hills volcano. They are clustered in a NE-trending belt along the crest of the shield, in a N-S-trending area including the Mula Hills, and in the Giaki area.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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