Ma Alalta

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.013°N
  • 40.185°E

  • 1745 m
    5724 ft

  • 221111
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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Ma Alalta. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Ma Alalta 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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Ma Alalta volcano (center), also known as Pierre Pruvost, is an 1815-m-high stratovolcano located well to the west of the Danakil depression. A large trachytic and rhyolitic stratovolcano at the center of the Ma Alalta complex contains nested oval-shaped summit calderas, 6 km and 4 km wide in the long direction. Young basaltic lava flows were erupted on the NW, SE, and eastern flanks of the volcano, and young pantelleritic obsidian domes and lava flows were erupted on the volcano's southern flank.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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