Gada Ale

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.975°N
  • 40.408°E

  • 287 m
    941 ft

  • 221050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Gada Ale. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Gada Ale page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery

Gada Ale (upper right) is the most prominent volcano at the northern end of the Erta Ale Range. The 287-m-high volcano is seen here from the south, with two small lakes on its lower NW flank. Lake Aasale (Lake Karum), whose surface lies about 116 meters below sea level, is in the background. Prominent fissures (lower right) are adjacent to an uplifted salt dome (lower left). Salt diapir uplift has affected both this 2-km-wide area west of the volcano (where lava flows are uplifted as much as 100 m) and Gada Ale itself.

Copyrighted photo by Marco Fulle, 2002 (Stromboli On-Line,
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Gada Ale in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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