Katwe-Kikorongo

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  • 0.08°S
  • 29.92°E

  • 1067 m
    3500 ft

  • 223003
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Katwe-Kikorongo. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Holmes A, Harwood H F, 1932. Petrology of the volcanic fields east and south-east of Ruwenzori, Uganda. Quart J Geol Soc London, 88: 370-442.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Lloyd F E, Wooley A R, Stoppa F, Eby G N, 2002. Phlogopite-biotite paragenses from the K-mafic-carbonatite effusive magmatic association of Katwe-Kikorongo, SW Uganda. Mineral Petr, 74: 299-322.

Reece A W, 1955. The Bunyaruguru volcanic field. Rec Geol Surv Dept Uganda (1953), p 29-47.

Stoppa F, Woolley A R, Lloyd F E, Eby N, 2000. Carbonate lapilli-bearing tuff and a dolomite carbonatite bomb from Murumuli crater, Katwe volcanic field, Uganda. Min Mag, 64: 641-650.

The Katwe-Kikorongo volcanic field, stretching from the NE shore of Lake Edward to the western shore of Lake George, south of the Ruwenzori Range, is the most extensive of a series of volcanic fields in the Western Rift Valley of Uganda. The volcanic field, straddling the equator, covers an area of about 180 sq km and contains a group of about 80 foiditic tuff cones and maars, some of which are filled by lakes. Lake Katwe is a shallow 3-km-long body of water that occupies two of three intersecting craters immediately NE of Lake Edward. Local folk tales suggest that volcanism in the Katwe-Kikorongo area has continued into historical times.