Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.92°N
  • 36.18°E

  • 1697 m
    5566 ft

  • 222053
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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
7550 BCE ± 2000 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Ar/Ar

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Photo Gallery

Muruese (upper left) is a youthful breached pyroclastic cone on the lower SW flank of Paka volcano. It fed this spectacular lobate trachytic lava flow that is 2 km long and 2.5 km wide. The flow is bounded by steep-sided margins and displays prominent concentric pressure ridges. The dominantly Pleistocene trachytic Paka shield volcano in the Gregory Rift contains a small 1.5-km-wide summit caldera that is cut on the SE by a large explosion crater.

Photo by Hunting Aereo Surveys (published in Green and Short, 1971).
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Trachytic pumice cones drape the upper NE flanks of Paka volcano in this aerial view from the NW. The dark-colored trachytic lava flow with well-defined flow ridges at the lower right traveled down the north flank of the volcano through a breach in the caldera wall. The 1.5-km-wide summit caldera is visible at the upper right, and a large crater to the SE appears to its left. Areas of brown vegetation are geothermally active.

Photo by Martin Smith, 1993 (copyright British Geological Survey, NERC).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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