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North Island

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  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Tuff cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.059°N
  • 36.049°E

  • 490 m
    1607 ft

  • 222001
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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

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

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

Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for North Island.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available 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.
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: 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: Lodwar
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1975
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Lodwar
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
Title: Allia Bay
Publisher: D. Survey, War Office and Air Ministry
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1960
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Allia Bay
Title: Kanukurdio
Publisher: D. Survey, War Office and Air Ministry
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1960
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Kanukurdio
Title: Lake Victoria
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa-E
Year: 1946
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Lake Victoria
Title: Uganda
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa
Year: 1943
Series: EAF
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Uganda
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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