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Namarunu

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  • 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
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Namarunu.

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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
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.
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: Maral
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1987
Series: Samburu Marsabit project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Maral
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: Maralal
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1973
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Maralal
Title: Lokori
Publisher: DOS
Country: Kenya-Af
Year: 1968
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Lokori
Title: Loriu
Publisher: D. Survey, War Office and Air Ministry
Country: Kenya
Year: 1960
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Loriu
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 Namarunu in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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