Mat Ala

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.106°N
  • 41.161°E

  • 493 m
    1617 ft

  • 221105
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mat Ala.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Mat Ala.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Mat Ala.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Mat Ala.

Photo Gallery


The elongated N-S-trending volcanic chain below and to the right of turquoise-colored Lake Afrera consists of the Tat Ali complex at the northern end and the Mat Ala shield volcano at the southern end. Mat Ala contains a small 2.5 x 3.5 km wide caldera visible as a small light-colored dot near the southern end of the chain in this NASA Space Shuttle image. To the SW of Lake Afrera is medium-toned Afderà volcano; Alayta volcano with its extensive dark-colored lava flows is farther to the west.

NASA Space Shuttle image S-19-35, 1984.
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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