Mount Marsabit

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Mount Marsabit
Satellite image of Marsabit
Highest point
Elevation1,707 m (5,600 ft)
Coordinates2°19′N 37°58′E / 2.317°N 37.967°E / 2.317; 37.967
LocationEastern Province, Kenya
Mountain typeshield volcano
Last eruptionunknown

Marsabit is a 6300 km² basaltic shield volcano in Kenya, located 170 km east of the center of the East African Rift, in Marsabit County 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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  • "Marsabit". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.

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