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Elmenteita Badlands

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  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.52°S
  • 36.27°E

  • 2126 m
    6973 ft

  • 222071
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Elmenteita Badlands.

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 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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Elmenteita Badlands.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Elmenteita Badlands.

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.
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: Nairobi (Administrative Boundaries Overlay)
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Year: 1980
Series: Y503 (SK60)
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Nairobi  (Administrative Boundaries Overlay)
Title: Sakutiek
Publisher: DOS
Country: Kenya-E Af
Year: 1975
Series: Y731 (423)
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Sakutiek
Title: Geological Map of the Suswa Area
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1970
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:125,000
Map of Geological Map of the Suswa Area
Title: Mombasa-Nairobi
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Mombasa-Nairobi
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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