North Island Volcano | John Seach



4.07 N, 36.05 E
summit elevation 520 m
Tuff cones

North Island is 2 km wide and located in Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. North Island lies west of the main Kenyan Rift valley. North Island consists of lapii tufts which dip radially away from the center of the island.

The last eruption is unknown but there are two unvegetated lava flows on the shore. Geothermal activity is present on the southern half of the island.

Further reading
Karson, J.A. and Curtis, P.C., 1994. Quaternary volcanic centres of the Turkana Rift, Kenya. Journal of African Earth Sciences18(1), pp.15-35.

Bellieni, G., et al. "Volcanic cycles and magmatic evolution in northern Turkana (Kenya)." Tectonophysics 143.1-3 (1987): 161-168.

North Island Volcano Eruptions

Lava flows in the past 3300 years.