Emuruangogolak

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Emuruangogolak
Emuruangogolak is located in Kenya
Emuruangogolak
Emuruangogolak
Location in Kenya
Highest point
Elevation1,328 m (4,357 ft) [1]
Coordinates1°30′N 36°20′E / 1.50°N 36.33°E / 1.50; 36.33Coordinates: 1°30′N 36°20′E / 1.50°N 36.33°E / 1.50; 36.33
Geography
LocationKenya
Geology
Age of rockPleistocene to recent
Last eruption1910 ± 50 years

Emuruangogolak is an active shield volcano straddling the Gregory Rift in Kenya, in Eastern Africa. It has a 3.5-by-5.0-kilometre (2.2 mi × 3.1 mi) caldera on its summit. The last known eruption was a trachyte flow which occurred in 1910.[1] Steam vents and fumarolic activity continues from fissures within the caldera and along the flanks of the volcano. Several maar lakes exist in the rift valley adjacent to the volcano.[1] The volcano's summit is at 1,328 metres (4,357 ft) elevation, and its formation is calculated to have been 38,000 years ago.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Emuruangogolak". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.