List Of Active Volcanoes In Kenya

List Of Active Volcanoes In Kenya

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What is a Volcano? A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. On Earth, volcanoes are most often found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging, and most are found underwater.

What are the main causes of volcanoes?

How Do Volcanoes Erupt? It is so hot deep within the earth that some rocks slowly melt and turn into a thick flowing matter known as magma. Since it is lighter than solid rock, the magma rises and collects in magma chambers. Eventually, some magma pushes through fissures and vents on the earth’s surface.

In this article tries to answer the question by publishing the list Active Volcanoes In Kenya

Below are the List Of Active Volcanoes In Kenya

Volcano NameLocationLast EruptionPrimary Volcano Type
The BarrierKenya1921 CEShield
Central IslandKenyaUnknown – Evidence CredibleTuff cone(s)
Chyulu HillsKenya1855 CEVolcanic field
Ol Doinyo EburruKenyaUnknown – Evidence CredibleComplex
Elmenteita BadlandsKenyaUnknown – Evidence CrediblePyroclastic cone(s)
EmuruangogolakKenya1910 CEShield
Homa MountainKenyaUnknown – Evidence CredibleComplex
KorosiKenyaUnknown – Evidence CredibleShield
LongonotKenya1863 CEStratovolcano
MarsabitKenyaUnknown – Evidence UncertainShield
MenengaiKenya6050 BCEShield
NamarunuKenya6550 BCEShield
North IslandKenyaUnknown – Evidence CredibleTuff cone(s)
Nyambeni HillsKenyaUnknown – Evidence CredibleShield
Ol KokweKenyaUnknown – Evidence CredibleShield
OlkariaKenya1770 CEPyroclastic cone(s)
PakaKenya7550 BCEShield
Segererua PlateauKenyaUnknown – Evidence CrediblePyroclastic cone(s)
SilaliKenya5050 BCEShield
South IslandKenya1888 CEStratovolcano
SuswaKenyaUnknown – Evidence CredibleShield

Do we have volcanic mountains in Kenya?

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Mount Kenya, Swahili Kirinyaga, volcano, central Kenya, lying immediately south of the Equator. It is the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro, which is located some 200 miles (320 km) to the south.