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Homa Mountain

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  • Kenya
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Complex
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.38°S
  • 34.5°E

  • 1751 m
    5745 ft

  • 222070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Homa Mountain.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Homa Mountain.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Homa Mountain.

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 Homa Mountain. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Homa Mountain 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 Homa Mountain.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Homa Mountain.

Photo Gallery

The Homa Mountain volcanic complex rises beyond an archaeological site north of the volcano in which Miocene-Pliocene hominins were excavated. Homa Mountain is a dominantly Miocene-to-Pleistocene carbonatitic complex that forms a broad peninsula on the eastern shore of Lake Victoria. Numerous flank vents include the carbonatitic and ultramafic Lake Simbi maar on the lower east flank. Oral history of inhabitants near this maar suggest that it may have been formed in historical time.

Photo by Chip Clark, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).
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: 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

The following 11 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 110903 Carbonatite -- --
NMNH 110904 Carbonatite -- --
NMNH 110905 Feldspathized Ijolite -- --
NMNH 110906 Phonolitic Nephelinite -- --
NMNH 110908 Melteigite -- --
NMNH 110909 Ijolite -- --
NMNH 110912 Phonolitic Nephelinite -- --
NMNH 110913 Carbonatite -- --
NMNH 110914 Carbonatite -- --
NMNH 110915 Carbonatite -- --
NMNH 110916 Syenodiorite -- --
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