Mega Basalt Field

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.08°N
  • 37.42°E

  • 1067 m
    3500 ft

  • 221330
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mega Basalt Field.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Mega Basalt Field. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Mega Basalt Field page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


Pyroclastic cones of the Mega Basalt field dot the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top). The volcanic field, straddling the Ethiopia-Kenya border, which cuts diagonally across the image from the upper left to lower right, is referred to in Kenya as the Dukana volcanic field. The volcanic field includes the 1.8-km-wide Gof Dukana basaltic maar, and about 50 pyroclastic cones with associated lava flows rise to about 150 m above the lava platform in northern Kenya.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Mega Basalt Field in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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