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Katwe-Kikorongo

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  • Uganda
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Tuff cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.08°S
  • 29.92°E

  • 1067 m
    3501 ft

  • 223003
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  • Longitude

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Katwe-Kikorongo.

Photo Gallery

Lake-filled and dry maars of the Katwe-Kikorongo volcanic field occupy the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top). The volcanic field lies above the river channel connecting Lake Edward (lower left) with Lake George (upper right) in the Western Rift Valley of Uganda. Oblong, dark-colored Lake Katwe (lower left) is a shallow 3-km-long body of water that occupies two of three intersecting craters immediately NE of Lake Edward. Local folk tales suggest that volcanism in the Katwe-Kikorongo area has continued into historical times.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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This lake-filled crater is part of the Katwe-Kikorongo volcanic field, which stretches from the NE shore of Lake Edward to the western shore of Lake George. It is the most extensive of a series of volcanic fields in the Western Rift Valley of Uganda containing carbonatitic tuff cones and maars, some of which contain lakes. Local folk tales suggest that volcanism in the Katwe-Kikorongo area has continued into historical times.

Photo by Nelson Eby (University of Massachusetts).
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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: Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Zaire
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Africa, E Central
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Zaire

Title: Lake Victoria
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa-E
Year: 1946
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Lake Victoria

Title: Uganda
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa
Year: 1943
Series: EAF
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Uganda
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Katwe-Kikorongo in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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