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Emuruangogolak

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  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • 1910 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.5°N
  • 36.33°E

  • 1285 m
    4216 ft

  • 222051
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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 8 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1910 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism South caldera rim
1700 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) South caldera rim
1300 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism NE flank
1230 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism NE flank
1160 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism NE flank
1120 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Magnetism North flank
6550 BCE ± 1500 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology North flank
8050 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) North flank
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Emuruangogolak.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Emuruangogolak.

Photo Gallery

The broad Emuruangogolak shield volcano is situated at a narrow constriction in the East African Rift. The volcano is capped by a 5 x 3.5 km wide summit caldera, whose southern rim cuts across the center of the photo. The trachytic lava cone of Emuruepoli and its associated dome on the east are visible on the northern rim of the caldera. Since formation of the caldera about 38,000 years ago, trachytic and basaltic lava flows were erupted within the caldera and on the volcano's flanks; the latest eruption occurred less than a hundred 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: Loiyangalani
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1988
Series: Samburu Marsabit project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Loiyangalani

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: South Horr
Publisher: Survey of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Year: 1975
Series: Y503
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of South Horr

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

Title: Lokori
Publisher: DOS
Country: Kenya-Af
Year: 1968
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Lokori

Title: Loriu
Publisher: D. Survey, War Office and Air Ministry
Country: Kenya
Year: 1960
Series: Y633
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Loriu

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 Emuruangogolak in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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