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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mat Ala.
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Mat Ala is a low, ~500-m-high shield in the southern Tat Ali Range, east of Afderà volcano. A 300-m-deep, 2.5 x 3.5 km wide caldera is found at the summit of the volcano, whose flanks are cut by numerous N-S-trending faults. Mat Ala has been active during the Holocene, and fumarolic activity occurs along a fissure SW of the volcano.
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.
|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.
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.
CNR-CNRS, 1975. Geological Maps of Afar: 1, Northern Afar (1971); 2, Central and Southern Afar (1975). La Celle St Cloud, France: Geotechnip.
CNR-CNRS Afar Team, 1973. Geology of northern Afar (Ethiopia). Rev Geog Phys Geol Dynam, 15: 443-490.
Pagli C, Wright T J, Ebinger C J, Yun S-H, Cann J R, Barnie T, Ayele A, 2012. Shallow axial magma chamber at the slow-spreading Erta Ale Ridge. Nature Geoscience 5, 284–288.
WoldeGabriel G, 1987. . (pers. comm.).