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  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • 6550 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.98°N
  • 36.43°E

  • 817 m
    2680 ft

  • 222040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
6550 BCE ± 1500 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Lower eastern flanks
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Namarunu.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Namarunu.

Photo Gallery

Basaltic lavas, scoria cones, and tuff deposits were erupted along the eastern base of Namarunu volcano along the axis of the East African Rift. This view looks S with the rift margin escarpment of the Tirr Tirr Plateau in the distance at the upper left. Numerous fissure-controlled scoria cones and lava flows, as well as partially or completely below lake level tuff cones, tuff rings, and pillow lavas were erupted along the flanks of the volcano. The youngest eruptions postdated the drying out of Lake Sugata about 3,000 years ago.

Photo by Martin Smith, 1993 (copyright British Geological Survey, NERC).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Baringo-Laikipia
Publisher: Government of Kenya Ministry of Environment and Natural Re
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1987
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Baringo-Laikipia

Title: Maral
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1987
Series: Samburu Marsabit project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Maral

Title: Kapedo
Publisher: Gov. of U K (Dir of Overseas Surveys) for Kenya
Country: Kenya
Year: 1983
Series: Y731 (423)
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Kapedo

Title: Maralal
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya AF
Year: 1973
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Maralal

Title: Lake Victoria
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa-E
Year: 1946
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Lake Victoria

Title: Uganda
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa
Year: 1943
Series: EAF
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Uganda
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Namarunu in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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