Emuruangogolak

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.5°N
  • 36.33°E

  • 1328 m
    4356 ft

  • 222051
  • 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
1910 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism South caldera rim
1700 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) South caldera rim
1300 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism NE flank
1230 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism NE flank
1160 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism NE flank
1120 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism North flank
6550 BCE ± 1500 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology North flank
8050 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) North flank

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


The broad Emuruangogolak shield volcano is situated at a narrow constriction in the East African Rift. The volcano is capped by a 5 x 3.5 km wide summit caldera, whose southern rim cuts across the center of the photo. The trachytic lava cone of Emuruepoli and its associated dome on the east are visible on the northern rim of the caldera. Since formation of the caldera about 38,000 years ago, trachytic and basaltic lava flows were erupted within the caldera and on the volcano's flanks; the latest eruption occurred less than a hundred 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 Emuruangogolak in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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