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Hertali

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  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Fissure vent
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.78°N
  • 40.33°E

  • 900 m
    2953 ft

  • 221171
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Hertali.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Hertali.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Hertali.

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Hertali. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Hertali 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 data available for 2 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 2008 Feb - 2010 Aug [Subsidence; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2008 Feb Stop Date: 2010 Aug Direction: Subsidence Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 5.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Remarks: Deformation is located at Haledebi volcano, 10 km south of Hertali volcano.

Figure (see Caption)

Haledebi deflation, stacked rate for 122 interferograms between February 2008 and August 2010. Each fringe represents 2.8 cm of deformation.

From: Biggs et al. 2011.


Reference List: Biggs et al. 2011.

Full References:

Biggs J, Bastow I D, Keir D, Lewi E, 2011. Pulses of deformation reveal frequently recurring shallow magmatic activity beneath the Main Ethiopian Rift. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q0AB10. https://doi.org/10.1029/2011GC003662

Deformation during 2007 Jul - 2008 Feb [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2007 Jul Stop Date: 2008 Feb Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 4.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Remarks: Deformation is located at Haledebi volcano, 10 km south of Hertali volcano.

Figure (see Caption)

Haledebi inflation, stacked rate for 8 interferograms between July 2007 and February 2008. Each fringe represents 2.8 cm of deformation.

From: Biggs et al. 2011.


Reference List: Biggs et al. 2011.

Full References:

Biggs J, Bastow I D, Keir D, Lewi E, 2011. Pulses of deformation reveal frequently recurring shallow magmatic activity beneath the Main Ethiopian Rift. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q0AB10. https://doi.org/10.1029/2011GC003662

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Hertali.

Photo Gallery

The dark-colored area cutting across the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) is a series of basaltic lava flows erupted from fissure vents at Hertali. These flows lie at the south end of the Awash Plain, about 50 km NNE of Dofen volcano. The youthful morphology of the flows suggest a late Pleistocene to Holocene age. Numerous NNE-SSW-trending fissures of the Ethiopian Rift prominently cut across both sides of the rift.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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: 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: Addis Abeba (Ababa)
Publisher: War Office, Geog Section General Staff #4355
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1952
Series: GSGS 4355
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Addis Abeba (Ababa)
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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