North Island

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.07°N
  • 36.05°E

  • 520 m
    1706 ft

  • 222001
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for North Island.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for North Island.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for North Island.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for North Island.

Photo Gallery


North Island in the north-central part of elongated Lake Turkana is the northernmost and smallest of three volcanic islands in the lake. The two fresh unvegetated lava flows from a central tuff ring reach the lakeshore and form lava deltas. The broad northern flow (left) originated from a vent on the flank of the tuff ring and produced a 900-m-wide, lobate delta. The western flow (lower right) moved from the central vent through a breach in the western crater wall. Fumarolic activity occurs along the light-colored ridge at the top and along the SW coast.

Photo by Martin Smith, 1993 (copyright British Geological Survey, NERC).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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