The Barrier

Volcano number:222030
Region:Africa and Red Sea
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:2003 - 2010
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

An InSAR study of volcanoes in the Kenyan Rift looked at deformation at The Barrier between 2003 – 2010 using ALOS data. No deformation was reported above the detection threshold of 0.42 cm/yr (Robertson, 2015).

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
Location:36.57, 2.32

Looking north towards Lake Turkana over The Barrier. The summit caldera is 3.8 km wide. Photo by Martin Smith, 1993 (copyright British Geological Survey, NERC).