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Mega Basalt Field

Photo of this volcano
  • Ethiopia-Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.08°N
  • 37.42°E

  • 1067 m
    3501 ft

  • 221330
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Mega Basalt Field.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Mega Basalt Field.

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.

Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Mega Basalt Field.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Mega Basalt Field.

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)
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Allia Bay
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1988
Series: Samburu Marsabit project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Allia Bay
Title: North Horr
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1988
Series: Samburu Marsabit project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of North Horr
Title: Sabarei
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1988
Series: Samburu Marsabit project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Sabarei
Title: (in Russian) Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1986
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of (in Russian) Ethiopia
Title: Ethiopia, Geol Map of
Publisher: Geological Survey of Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Ethiopia, Geol Map of
Title: North Horr
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1972
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of North Horr
Title: North Horr
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Year: 1972
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of North Horr
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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