Sork Ale

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.18°N
  • 41.725°E

  • 1611 m
    5284 ft

  • 221103
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Sork Ale.

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Eruptive History

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

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Sork Ale.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Sork Ale.

Photo Gallery

The small, roughly 1-km-wide caldera at the western (left-hand) side of the circular, dark-colored lava field at the center of this NASA Landsat image lies at the summit of Sork Ale volcano. This 1611-m-high silicic stratovolcano, also known as Asdaga, was constructed perpendicular to the orientation of three larger stratovolcanoes trending NE-SW at the southern end of the Danakil Alps. The age of the most recent eruptions of Sork Ale is not certain.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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