Photo of this volcano
  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • 6550 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.98°N
  • 36.43°E

  • 817 m
    2680 ft

  • 222040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
6550 BCE ± 1500 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Lower eastern flanks
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Namarunu.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Namarunu.

Photo Gallery

Young basaltic lavas, scoria cones, and tuff deposits were erupted along the eastern base of Namarunu volcano along the axis of the East African Rift. This view looks south with the rift margin escarpment of the Tirr Tirr Plateau in the distance at the upper left. Numerous fissure-controlled subaerial basaltic scoria cones and lava flows, as well as partially or completely sublacustral tuff cones, tuff rings, and pillow lavas were erupted along the flanks of the volcano. The youngest eruptions postdated the drying out of Lake Sugata about 3000 years ago.

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

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

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