Photo of this volcano
  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 9.35°N
  • 40.13°E

  • 1151 m
    3775 ft

  • 221180
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Dofan.

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

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

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 Dofan. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Dofan 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 Dofan.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Dofan.

Photo Gallery

Lava flows of the southern side of the Dofen volcanic massif are seen NW of a bend in the Hauash River at the top of this NASA Landsat image. The 1151-m-high stratovolcano, known as the "smoking mountain," rises above the Awash plain in the northern Main Ethiopian Rift. Numerous cinder cones dot the flanks of the dominantly rhyolitic volcano. A dark-colored lava flow at the extreme top-center of the image originated from the younger northern cones, which have well-preserved morphologies and display strong fumarolic activity.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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