Ol Doinyo Eburru

Photo of this volcano
  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Complex
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.65°S
  • 36.22°E

  • 2856 m
    9368 ft

  • 222080
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Ol Doinyo Eburru.

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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 Ol Doinyo Eburru. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Ol Doinyo Eburru 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 Doinyo Eburru.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Ol Doinyo Eburru.

Photo Gallery

Vegetated Eburru volcano (center) is elongated perpendicular to the Gregory Rift NW of Lake Naivasha (lower right). The E-W-trending main edifice is eroded, but young craters cut the eastern part of the summit ridge, and partly vegetated, probably Holocene rhyolitic domes occur on the east flank. Extensive fumarolic activity occurs at cinder cones and craters constructed along faults cutting the massif. Lava flows of the Elmenteita Badlands are visible at the top-center portion of this Landsat image.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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