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Assab Volcanic Field

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  • Eritrea
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 12.95°N
  • 42.43°E

  • 987 m
    3237 ft

  • 221125
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Assab Volcanic Field.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Assab Volcanic Field.

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Assab Volcanic Field.

Photo Gallery

The long chain of pyroclastic cones and lava flows extending East-West across this Landsat image is the Assab volcanic field near the Red Sea coast in southern Eritrea. This spectacular range of basaltic cinder cones and associated lava flows covers a 55 x 90 km area, and flows reached the Red Sea along a broad front. The vents of the Assab volcanic field were constructed along a broad E-W-trending line that extends to the coastal city of Assab, out of view to right.

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

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: (in Russian) Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1986
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of (in Russian) Ethiopia
Title: Djoubouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen (Sana), Yemen (Aden)
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Red Sea & Ethiopia
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Djoubouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen (Sana), Yemen (Aden)
Title: Geographic Map of the Arabian Peninsula
Publisher: Dept Min for Mineral Resources, MPMR, Saudi Arabia
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Geographic Map of the Arabian Peninsula
Title: Djibouti
Publisher: US Central Intelligence Agency
Country: Djibouti E-Af
Year: 1977
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:1,300
Map of Djibouti
Title: Yemens
Publisher: US Central Intelligence Agency
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1977
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:6,250
Map of Yemens
Title: Central & S Afar, Geol Map (Ethiopia & FTAI)
Publisher: CNRS- France & CNR- Italy
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Central & S Afar, Geol Map (Ethiopia & FTAI)
Title: Ethiopia, Geol Map of
Publisher: Geological Survey of Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Ethiopia, Geol Map of
Title: Arabian Peninsula
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: Arabia
Year: 1963
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Arabian Peninsula
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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