Elmenteita Badlands

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.52°S
  • 36.27°E

  • 2126 m
    6973 ft

  • 222071
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Elmenteita Badlands.

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


Prominent dark-colored lava flows (center) issued from vents in the Elmenteita Badlands, located between Lake Elmenteita (top) and Eburru volcano, whose flanks appear at the bottom of this Landsat image. The Elmenteita Badlands contain an area of pyroclastic cones and lava flows of varying ages, some of which post-date the 10,000-year-old high-stand of Lake Elmenteita and are of Holocene age.

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

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