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Chyulu Hills

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  • Kenya
  • Kenyan Rift Zone
  • Cluster | Volcanic field
  • 1855 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 2.68°S
  • 37.88°E

  • 2188 m
    7178 ft

  • 222130
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Chyulu Hills.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Chyulu 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

There is data available for 3 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1855 ± 5 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Shaitani and Chaimu
1855 ± 5 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Anthropology

List of 3 Events for Episode 1 at Shaitani and Chaimu

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
1855 ± 5 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1470 ± 200 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Umani
1470 ± 200 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 1 Events for Episode 1 at Umani

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow

2250 BCE ± 110 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode CH-3.68 cryptotephra layer
2250 BCE ± 110 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 1 Events for Episode 1 at CH-3.68 cryptotephra layer

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index) Lake Chala cryptotephra layer at least 70 km away.
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Chyulu Hills.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Chyulu Hills.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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