Dama Ali

Photo of this volcano
  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • 1631 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 11.28°N
  • 41.63°E

  • 1068 m
    3503 ft

  • 221141
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1631 Feb 14 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Unknown Volcano Uncertain

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Dama Ali.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Dama Ali.

Photo Gallery

Dama Ali is a broad shield volcano that rises above the NW shore of Lake Abhe (right) at the southern end of the Kalo Plain and was the most likely source of an eruption reported to have occurred in 1631 CE. Nested circular craters are located at the summit of the dominantly basaltic volcano, and an arcuate chain of rhyolitic lava domes can be seen on the northern, western, and southern flanks. Major fumarolic activity occurs in the summit crater, and abundant hot springs are found on the volcano.

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

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