Korath Range Volcano | John Seach



5.10 N, 35.88 E
summit elevation 912 m
Tuff cones

Korath Range is located in SW Ethiopia near the border with Kenya. The range consists of 20 tuff cones and associated lava flows which have traveled up to 5 km.

The tuff cones of the Korath Range fall on a line which is possibly extends north from Central and North Islands in Lake Turkana.

Lava flows extend mostly from the base of tuff cones. One lava flow was erupted from a vent directly in the center of a crater, and flowed eastward through its breached rim and has a radiocarbon date of 7900 years.

All of the lava flows are blocky and extend up to 5 km in length and 9 m in thickness.

Further reading
Jicha, B.R. and Brown, F.H., 2014. An age for the Korath Range, Ethiopia and the viability of 40Ar/39Ar dating of kaersutite in Late Pleistocene volcanics. Quaternary Geochronology21, pp.53-57.

Brown, F.H. and Carmichael, I.S.E., 1971. Quaternary volcanoes of the Lake Rudolf region: II. The lavas of north island, south island and the Barrier. Lithos4(3), pp.305-323.

Brown, F.H. and Carmichael, I.S.E., 1969. Quaternary volcanoes of the Lake Rudolf region: 1. The basanite-tephrite series of the Korath Range. Lithos2(3), pp.239-260.

Korath Range Volcano Eruptions

7900 years ago.