OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Marsabit

Latitude (dd): 
2.32
Longitude (dd): 
37.97
Elevation (m): 
1707
Country: 
Kenya
Type: 
Shield

 


Shuttle photo showing the Marsabit complex.

Marsabit is a shield volcano. It is in the form of a smooth, low dome with a small parasitic cone at its summit. Marsabit is Holocene in age. It has not erupted in historic times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sources of Information:

Mohr, P.A., "The Geology of Ethiopia," University College of Addis Ababa Press, Central Printing Press, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 268 pp., 1962.