Photo of this volcano
  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 11.88°N
  • 41.208°E

  • 625 m
    2050 ft

  • 221120
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Kurub.

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kurub.

Photo Gallery

The dark-colored circular area in the center of this Landsat image is the small Holocene Kurub shield volcano. Kurub lies in the Saha Plain, SE of the Manda Hararo complex, the southern margin of which is visible at the far left. Initial subaqueous activity occurred along NNW-trending fissures cutting the basaltic volcano. Fumarolic activity observed in the 1930s was not seen during field work in the 1970s.

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 Kurub in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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