Assab Volcanic Field

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 12.95°N
  • 42.43°E

  • 987 m
    3237 ft

  • 221125
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Assab Volcanic Field.

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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).

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 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.

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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