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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
    9370 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).
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 Ol Doinyo Eburru in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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