Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10036
Ol Kokwe Island in Lake Baringo is seen in an aerial view looking W towards the Saimo escarpment of the rift margin. The elongated Island consists of young basaltic scoria cones that cap a trachytic shield volcano. N-S-trending faults cut the island, forming the double-tipped peninsula in the foreground and the narrow peninsula at the left center. The smaller island beyond Ol Kokwe is Parmalok, a tuff cone that fed a small lava flow.
Photo by Martin Smith, 1993 (copyright British Geological Survey, NERC).
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Keywords: island volcano