Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00149
Naboiyoton tuff cone is seen here across Lake Turkana from the NE with The Barrier shield volcano in the background. The steep slopes and wide crater of the tuff cone produce a flat-topped profile, which is typical of tuff cones. This results from powerful phreatomagmatic eruptions produced by the interaction of magma and water. The Barrier volcano draws its name from its prominent topographic position astride the East African Rift between Lake Turkana and the Sukota Trough to the south.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1978.
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