Mt Elgon | John Seach



1.13 N, 34.55 E
summit elevation 4321 m
Extinct Stratovolcano

Mount Elgon is the second highest mountain in Kenya.
The volcano is located 140km North East of Lake Victoria and is bisected by the Kenya-Uganda border. Approximately 8km in diameter, Mt. Elgon’s caldera is one of the largest intact calderas in the world. Concerns of volcanic activity were raised in August 2004 after gas emissions were detected in  cave on the mountain.

Further reading
Bamutaze, Yazidhi, et al. "Infiltration characteristics of volcanic sloping soils on Mt. Elgon, Eastern Uganda." Catena 80.2 (2010): 122-130.

Ödman, O.H., 1930. Volcanic Rocks of Mt. Elgon in British East Africa. Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholm Förhandlingar52(4), pp.455-537.

Mt Elgon Eruptions

2 million years ago