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Nyambeni Hills

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  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.23°N
  • 37.87°E

  • 750 m
    2461 ft

  • 222056
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nyambeni Hills.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Nyambeni Hills.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Nyambeni Hills.

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Nyambeni Hills. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Nyambeni Hills page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Nyambeni Hills.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Nyambeni Hills.

Photo Gallery

The broad NE-SW-trending Nyambeni Hills shield volcano cuts diagonally across this NASA Landsat image from the center to the upper right. It is located NE of the eroded Pleistocene Mount Kenya volcano (lower left) and is capped by numerous phonolitic lava domes and basaltic cones and lava flows. The basaltic scoria cones are the youngest features of Nyambeni Hills volcano and are clustered in a NE-trending belt along the crest of the shield and in N-S-trending areas on its flanks.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
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: Isiolo
Publisher: Kenya MENR Mines and Geological Department
Country: Kenya
Year: 1986
Series: Samburu Marsabit Project
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Isiolo

Title: Mombasa-Nairobi
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Africa
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Mombasa-Nairobi
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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