Olkaria

Volcano number:222090
Region:Africa and Red Sea
Country:Kenya
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?Yes
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:2007 - 2010, 2009 - 2010
Inferred cause of deformation:Uncertain
Characteristics of deformation:

At Olkaria 2cm/yr of subsidence is observed between 2007 – 2010 (ALOS) in a small region where flower farms are located on volcanic deposits. No other deformation is observed within the detection limits of 0.3 cm/yr (ENVISAT) and 0.4 cm/yr (ALOS) at Olkaria.

Reference:Robertson, E. 2015. Magma storage and transport at Kenyan Rift volcanoes: a remote sensing perspective. Chapter 2. Ph.D Thesis, University of Bristol, UK.
Reference:Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
http://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=222090
Location:36.292, -0.904

To the north of this image is Lake Naivasha. Just to the south of the lake is the norther park of the Olkaria complex. Fumarolic activity occurs at the Njorowa Gorge and at the Orengingnai and Orkaria pumice cones.