Lat. 4.08, Long. 37.42
Elevation: 1067 m
This is a profile view of the rim of a young maar volcano on the
Ethiopia/Kenya border. The Mega volcanic field includes a number of maars
that cut through ancient crystalline rock. Photo by Chuck Wood, 1972.
This view looks into the floor of the maar shown above. The dark ridge
below the rim is the edge of the crystalline basement rocks. Like many
maars, this one has collapsed so that its floor is lower than the
surrounding plain. If this area did not have a desert climate, the maar
would probably contain a lake.