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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10043

A compound lake-filled crater occupies the SW side of Central Island in the middle of Lake Turkana. A small young crater (left central) cuts the northern rim of the tuff ring, and another large crater lies behind it. These lakes partially fill craters up to 1 km wide and about 80 m deep, with the floors near sea level. The small islands (upper right) south of Central Island are part of the volcanic complex, and other cones lie beneath the lake surface. Photo by Martin Smith, 1993 (copyright British Geological Survey, NERC).

A compound lake-filled crater occupies the SW side of Central Island in the middle of Lake Turkana. A small young crater (left central) cuts the northern rim of the tuff ring, and another large crater lies behind it. These lakes partially fill craters up to 1 km wide and about 80 m deep, with the floors near sea level. The small islands (upper right) south of Central Island are part of the volcanic complex, and other cones lie beneath the lake surface.

Photo by Martin Smith, 1993 (copyright British Geological Survey, NERC).

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Keywords: island volcano | crater | crater lake | tuff ring


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