Olkaria Volcano | John Seach



0.904 S, 36.292 E
summit elevation 2434 m
Pumice cones

Olkaria volcano is located south of Lake Naivasha.
Fumarolic activity is present at Njorowa Gorge and two pumice cones.

The Olkaria volcanic complex is comprised of at least 80 volcanic
centres. The centres occur as either steepsided domes, formed of lava and pyroclastics, or as thick lava flows.

Olkaria volcano photos by John Seach

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Hells Gate National Park, Kenya

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Hells Gate National Park, Kenya

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Hells Gate National Park

Olkaria Volcano, Kenya rift valley

Giraffe at Hells Gate National Park

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Hells Gate, Kenya

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Zebras at Hells Gate, Kenya

Plains Zebra and Olkaria Volcano

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Dangers in Lake Naivasha on northern edge of Olkaria volcano

A geothermal project is located at the volcano. Geothermal activity at the volcano includes fumaroles and hot altered ground.

Further reading
Omenda, P.A., 1998. The geology and structural controls of the Olkaria geothermal system, Kenya. Geothermics27(1), pp.55-74.

Ogoso-Odongo, M.E., 1986. Geology of the Olkaria geothermal field. Geothermics15(5-6), pp.741-748.

Olkaria Volcano Eruptions