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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.088°N
  • 40.853°E

  • 1250 m
    4100 ft

  • 221110
  • Latitude
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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Afdera. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Afdera 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

The massive Alayta shield volcano (center) covers an area of 2700 sq km in the western Danakil depression SW of Lake Afrera (upper right). The volcanic consists of two parts--an elongated shield volcano on the west (medium-toned) and an extensive lava field forming the dark-colored area on the eastern flank of the shield volcano. The Alayta lava field, covered by very fresh lava flows (the most recent of which was erupted in 1907), was erupted from N-S-trending fissures and laps up against the western flank of Afderà volcano (immediately SW of Lake Afrera).

Photo by National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), 1984.
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Sharp-peaked Afderà volcano rises to the SW beyond Lake Afrera (Lake Giulietti). This isolated rhyolitic stratovolcano is located at the intersection of three fault systems between the Erta Ale, Tat Ali, and Alayta ranges. Eruptions reported in 1907 and 1915 from Afderà were probably from the morphologically younger Alayta volcano. The low lakeshore tuff ring in the foreground is surrounded by lava flows erupted from vents SE of Hayli Gubbi volcano.

Photo by Jürg Alean, 2002 (Kantonsschule Zürcher Unterland, Bülach, Switzerland).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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