The Barrier

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 2.32°N
  • 36.57°E

  • 1032 m
    3385 ft

  • 222030
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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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
1921 Dec 31 ± 365 days Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations North flank (Teleki)
[ 1920 ± 3 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     South flank (Andrew's Volcano)
1917 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Andrew's or Teleki's Volcanoes
[ 1906 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Andrew's or Teleki's Cones
1897 May (in or before) Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations North flank (Teleki) and Likaiu
1895 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations North flank (Teleki's Cone)
1888 Unknown Confirmed 0 Historical Observations North flank (Teleki's Cone)
1871 ± 3 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations North flank (Teleki's Cone)
1090 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism North flank
1050 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism North flank
1030 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism North flank
7710 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology North (Abili Agituk) and south flanks

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 northward-looking aerial view shows the summit caldera of Kakorinya volcano of The Barrier volcanic complex with Lake Turkana in the distance. The 3.8-km-wide summit caldera was formed about 92,000 years ago, and youthful-looking post-caldera lava domes and flows fill much of the caldera floor. Fresh-looking lava flows and tuff cones occur along the shores of Lake Turkana. Teleki's Cone on the northern flank and Andrew's Cone (lower left foreground) on the southern flank have been the source of historical lava flows.

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

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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