Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Silali
The impressive 5 x 8 km summit caldera of Silali volcano is seen in an aerial view from the SE. Formation of the 300-m-deep caldera is related to the incremental eruption of basaltic and trachytic lava flows about 63,000 years ago. N-S-trending rift valley faults cutting across the volcano can be seen at the lower left. Some of cones on the caldera floor and flanks may be little more than a few hundred years old. Photo by Martin Smith, 1993 (copyright British Geological Survey, NERC).
Volcano Number:222052
Volcano Name:Silali
Country:Kenya
Volcano Type:Shield
Last Eruption:5050 BCE
Elevation:1528m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:157
Pop. within 10km:784
Pop. within 30km:18705
Pop. within 100km:917921
Latitude:1.15
Longitude:36.23



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
222052 Silali 13983 Confirmed Eruption Upper east flank Ar/Ar -7050
222052 Silali 13984 Confirmed Eruption Eastern part of caldera Ar/Ar -6050
222052 Silali 13987 Confirmed Eruption Upper east flank Ar/Ar -5050
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Sorry. No emissions data found for this volcano.


Data from the Earthchem Library
Title Author Release Date DOI Link
Radiometric ages from faulted volcanic units of Silali volcano, Kenya Rift. Riedl, Simon 2023-02-28 10.26022/IEDA/111911 Details
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Data from the MaGa Database
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