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Silali

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  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • 5050 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.15°N
  • 36.23°E

  • 1528 m
    5012 ft

  • 222052
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Silali.

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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 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
5050 BCE ± 2000 years Unknown Confirmed   Ar/Ar Upper east flank
6050 BCE ± 3000 years Unknown Confirmed   Ar/Ar Eastern part of caldera
7050 BCE ± 2000 years Unknown Confirmed   Ar/Ar Upper east flank
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Silali.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Silali.

Photo Gallery

The impressive 5 x 8 km summit caldera of Silali volcano is seen in an aerial view from the SE. Formation of the 300-m-deep caldera is related to the incremental eruption of basaltic and trachytic lava flows about 63,000 years ago. N-S-trending rift valley faults cutting across the volcano can be seen at the lower left. Some of the youthful parasitic cones on the caldera floor and flanks of Silali, the largest volcano of the northern Gregory Rift, may be little more than a few hundred years old.

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: Baringo-Laikipia
Publisher: Government of Kenya Ministry of Environment and Natural Re
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1987
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Baringo-Laikipia
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: Kapedo
Publisher: Gov. of U K (Dir of Overseas Surveys) for Kenya
Country: Kenya
Year: 1983
Series: Y731 (423)
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Kapedo
Title: Maralal
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1973
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Maralal
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 Silali in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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