Central Island

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 3.5°N
  • 36.042°E

  • 550 m
    1804 ft

  • 222010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1974 Jul 22 (?) ] [ 1974 Jul 27 ± 1 days ] Uncertain 1   East side of Central Island

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


A compound lake-filled crater occupies the SW side of Central Island in the middle of Lake Turkana. A small young crater (left central) cuts the northern rim of the tuff cone, and another large crater whose lake is barely visible lies behind it. These lakes partially fill craters up to a km wide and about 80 m deep whose floors lie near sea level. The small islands (upper right) south of Central Island are part of the volcanic complex, and other cones and lava plugs lie beneath the lake surface. The eastern shore of Lake Turkana is visible on the horizon.

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

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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