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Central Island

Photo of this volcano
  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Tuff cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 3.496°N
  • 36.04°E

  • 518 m
    1699 ft

  • 222010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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

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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

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

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
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Central Island.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Central Island.

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.
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: Loiyangalani
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1988
Series: Samburu Marsabit project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Loiyangalani
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: Lodwar
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1975
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Lodwar
Title: South Horr
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Year: 1975
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of South Horr
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: Lodwar
Publisher: D. Survey, War Office and Air Ministry
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1960
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Lodwar
Title: Hadu
Publisher: D. Survey, War Office and Air Ministry
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1960
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Hadu
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 Central Island in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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