Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Menengai
Farmlands occupy the flanks of Menengai shield volcano on the floor of the East African Rift. A major explosive eruption about 8000 years ago resulted in formation of the 12 x 8 km wide caldera seen in this Landsat image. More than 70 post-caldera lava flows cover the caldera floor, the youngest of which may be only a few hundred years old. Most lava flows were erupted from vents near the center of the caldera and ponded against the caldera walls. The city of Nakuru lies at the bottom of the image, south of the caldera. NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
Volcano Number:222060
Volcano Name:Menengai
Country:Kenya
Volcano Type:Shield
Last Eruption:-6050
Elevation:2278m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:2192
Pop. within 10km:204608
Pop. within 30km:886293
Pop. within 100km:4259089
Latitude:-0.2
Longitude:36.07



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
222060 Menengai 13989 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -7350
222060 Menengai 13990 Confirmed Eruption 6 + Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -6050
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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