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Volcano number: 222060
Region: Africa and Red Sea
Country: Kenya
Geodetic measurements? Yes
Deformation observation? Yes
Measurement method(s): InSAR
Duration of observation: October 1997 - September 2000, 2003 - 2010
Inferred cause of deformation: []
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).

References: '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
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Location: 36.07, -0.2