Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00148
The pristine Naboiyoton tuff cone rises above Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. The tuff cone, seen here from the north, is a satellitic cone on the north flank of The Barrier volcano. It rises 180 m above the lake, and was formed by explosive eruptions produced when magma rising up along the East African Rift encountered the waters of Lake Turkana. The age of the tuff cone is not known, but its lower slopes lack erosional terraces created during higher stands of the lake. The lava flow at the top was erupted from The Barrier volcano.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1977.
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