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Katunga, an isolated tuff cone with associated lava flows located east of Lake Edward, is the southernmost feature of a N-S-trending chain of high-potassium foditic volcanic fields in the Western Rift Valley of Uganda. Katunga is the type locality of the rock type katungite, an olivine-melilitite. The undissected tuff cone was erupted through metamorphic basement rocks and its rim and flanks are blanketed with ejected schists. Katunga contains a freshwater lake in its summit crater. Two lava flows traveled to the NE from vents on the north and NE flanks. The age of the cone is uncertain, but it is contemporaneous with late-Pleistocene to Recent tuff cones in the Bunyaruguru area, and the undissected condition of the tuff cone and associated lava flows implies a young age.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Katunga. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Katunga page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Katunga.
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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.
Combe A D, 1937. The Katunga volcano, southwest Uganda. Geol Mag, 74: 190-200.
Holmes A, Harwood H F, 1932. Petrology of the volcanic fields east and south-east of Ruwenzori, Uganda. Quart J Geol Soc London, 88: 370-442.
IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..