Ol Kokwe

Photo of this volcano
  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.62°N
  • 36.075°E

  • 1130 m
    3706 ft

  • 222055
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Ol Kokwe.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Ol Kokwe. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Ol Kokwe 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 Ol Kokwe.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Ol Kokwe.

Photo Gallery

Ol Kokwe Island in Lake Baringo is seen in an aerial view looking west towards the Saimo escarpment of the rift margin. The lake is permanently brown due to suspended sediment. The elongated Ol Kokwe Island consists of young basaltic scoria cones that cap a trachytic shield volcano. N-S-trending faults cut the island, forming the double-tipped peninsula in the foreground and the narrow peninsula at the left center. The smaller island beyond Ol Kokwe is Parmalok, a tuff cone that fed a small lava flow.

Photo by Martin Smith, 1993 (copyright British Geological Survey, NERC).
See title for photo information.
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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