Mega Basalt Volcano | John Seach


Kenya/ Ethiopia border

4.08 N, 37.42 E
summit elevation 1067 m
Pyroclastic cones

Mega Basalt Volcano is located on the Kenyan-Ethiopian border, 130 km east of Lake Turkana. The volcanic field consists of about 50 pyroclastic cones and associated lava flows. Gof Dukana basaltic maar is 1.8 km wide, and surrounded by ejecta containing basement igneous and metamorphic rocks.

Further reading
Bianchini, Gianluca, et al. "Mantle dynamics and secular variations beneath the East African Rift: insights from peridotite xenoliths (Mega, Ethiopia)." Chemical Geology 386 (2014): 49-58.

Mega Basalt Volcano Eruptions

No recent eruptions.