Menengai

Observations of Deformation

Volcano number:222060
Region:
Country:Kenya
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?Yes
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:October 1997 - September 2000, 2003 - 2010
Characteristics of deformation:

Between 1997 – 2000 one ERS interferogram measured 3 cm of subsidence (Biggs et al 2009). This signal was modelled as a penny shaped crack source geometry, with diameter of 5.5 km at a depth of 1.5 km.
Robertson (2015) looked at ALOS interferograms between 2003 – 2010, but no deformation was recorded (within a 0.66 cm/yr deformation threshold).

Reference(s):Robertson, E. 2015. Magma storage and transport at Kenyan Rift volcanoes: a remote sensing perspective. Chapter 2. Ph.D Thesis, University of Bristol, UK.
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
http://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=222060
Location:-0.2, 36.07
REST API endpoint (JSON):https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/wp-json/volcanodb/v1/volcano/3201

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