Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00160
The central cone of Longonot volcano is truncated by a small steep-walled caldera that is 1.8-km wide. Erosionally furrowed ash deposits related to the caldera-forming eruptions mantle its slopes. Trachytic lava flows up to 30-m thick that built the central cone can be seen in the far west caldera wall. The caldera floor is covered by post-collapse aa lava flows . A line of small craters extends from the SW wall to the center.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.
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