Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 10.07°N
  • 40.84°E

  • 1733 m
    5684 ft

  • 221170
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1928 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
[ 1828 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  

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

A 4 x 5 km wide caldera cuts the summit of Adwa volcano above the center of this NASA Landsat image with north to the top. This prominent volcano (also known as Aabida, Amoissa, or Dabita) is a stratovolcano in the southern Afar area immediately east of Ayelu volcano, which lies above and to the left of the westernmost flank lava flow. These prominent young basaltic lava flows were erupted from vents on the west, east, and south flanks of Adwa volcano and overlap a sedimentary plain to the SE.

NASA Landsat7 image (
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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