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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Elmenteita Badlands.
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The Elmenteita Badlands, located between Lake Elmenteita and Eburru volcano, is an area of pyroclastic cones and lava flows of varying ages. Large basaltic lava flows and basaltic ash cones of Holocene age post-date the 10,000-year-old high-stand of Lake Elmenteita (Thomson and Dodson, 1963).
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.
|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).
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.
Thompson A O, Dodson R G, 1963. Geology of the Naivasha area. Geol Surv Kenya Rpt, 55: 1-80.