Photo of this volcano
  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.77°N
  • 36.12°E

  • 1446 m
    4743 ft

  • 222054
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Korosi.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Korosi.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Korosi. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Korosi page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Korosi.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Korosi.

Photo Gallery

Getang crater, also known as Kinyach, is a pit crater on the northern side of the Korosi summit area. The walls of the 600-m-wide, 120-m-deep crater expose trachytic lava flows. Unlike other rift valley volcanoes, Korosi does not contain a summit caldera. The youngest activity at Korosi, consisting of fissure-fed basaltic lava flows on the lower northern flanks, may have occurred only a few hundred to a few thousand 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 Korosi in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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