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Marsabit

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  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 2.32°N
  • 37.97°E

  • 1707 m
    5600 ft

  • 222021
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Marsabit.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Marsabit.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Marsabit.

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 Marsabit. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Marsabit 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 Marsabit.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Marsabit.

Photo Gallery

A Space Shuttle perspective shows part of Marsabit, a massive, 6300 sq km shield volcano located 170 km east of the center of the East African Rift. Its slopes are dotted with 180 cinder cones and 22 maars, such as the prominent circular one below the thickly vegetated summit of the shield volcano. Most of these vents are concentrated along NW- and NE-trending belts cutting across the summit. The youngest lava flows are unvegetated, and the post-shield cinder cones were mapped as Pleistocene to Holocene in age.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS026-37-2, 1988 (http://eol.jsc.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: Laisamis
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1988
Series: Samburu Marsabit project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Laisamis
Title: Marsabit
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1987
Series: Samburu Marsabit project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Marsabit
Title: Marsabit
Publisher: Mapping and Charting Est. RE
Country: Kenya
Year: 1978
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Marsabit
Title: Marsabit
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Year: 1975
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Marsabit
Title: Marsabit East
Publisher: D. Survey, War Office and Air Ministry
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1960
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Marsabit East
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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