Mount Marsabit

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Mount Marsabit
Marsabit.jpg
Satellite image of Marsabit
Elevation 1,707 m (5,600 ft)
Location
Location Eastern Province, Kenya
Coordinates 2°19′N 37°58′E / 2.317°N 37.967°E / 2.317; 37.967
Geology
Type shield volcano
Last eruption unknown

Marsabit is a 6300 km² basaltic shield volcano in Kenya, located 170 km east of the center of the East African Rift, in Marsabit District near the town of Marsabit. This was primarily built during the Miocene, but some lava flows and explosive maar-forming eruptions have occurred more recently. At least two of the maars host crater lakes.

The volcano is covered by dense forest. Marsabit National Park is in the area.

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