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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09411

Longonot as seen from the flanks of Suswa volcano (SSW of Longonot) in the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya. The modern cone was constructed within a broad 8 x 12 km caldera and itself contains a smaller 1.8-km-wide summit crater that gives the summit a flat profile. Post-caldera lavas are found on the caldera floor and on the flanks. Masai tradition records a lava flow on the N flank during the 19th century. Photo by Tom Jorstad, 1990 (Smithsonian Institution).

Longonot as seen from the flanks of Suswa volcano (SSW of Longonot) in the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya. The modern cone was constructed within a broad 8 x 12 km caldera and itself contains a smaller 1.8-km-wide summit crater that gives the summit a flat profile. Post-caldera lavas are found on the caldera floor and on the flanks. Masai tradition records a lava flow on the N flank during the 19th century.

Photo by Tom Jorstad, 1990 (Smithsonian Institution).

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