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  • 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
    4744 ft

  • 222054
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Korosi.

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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

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.
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 Korosi in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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