Nyambeni Hills

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.23°N
  • 37.87°E

  • 750 m
    2460 ft

  • 222056
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nyambeni Hills.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Nyambeni Hills.

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

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.

Photo Gallery

The broad NE-SW-trending Nyambeni Hills shield volcano cuts diagonally across this NASA Landsat image from the center to the upper right. The massive shield lies NE of the eroded Pleistocene Mount Kenya volcano (lower left) and is capped by numerous phonolitic lava domes and basaltic cones and lava flows. The basaltic cinder cones are the youngest features of Nyambeni Hills volcano and are clustered in a NE-trending belt along the crest of the shield and in N-S-trending areas on its flanks.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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