Mousa Alli

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 12.47°N
  • 42.4°E

  • 2028 m
    6652 ft

  • 221123
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mousa Alli.

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

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


The chain of pyroclastic cones and lava flows extending diagonally down from the upper-left portion of this Landsat image is the southern portion of the Mousa Alli volcanic complex. The flanks of its neighbor to the SW, Manda Inakir, are visible at the extreme lower left. Prominent faults at the right cut lava flows of the Pliocene-Pleistocene stratoid series of the Afar region.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
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Mousa Alli volcano dominates the right-hand side of this NASA Landsat image and straddles the border between Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti. This 2028-m-high trachytic-to-rhyolitic volcano is the most prominent topographic feature in this area and towers above its neighbor to the SW, Manda Inakir, visible at the lower left. Yellow-colored basaltic pyroclastic cones and associated lava flows occupy the SE and NW flanks of the rhyolitic summit massif.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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