Photo of this volcano
  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.558°N
  • 39.475°E

  • 2447 m
    8026 ft

  • 221210
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Boset-Bericha.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Boset-Bericha.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Boset-Bericha.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Boset-Bericha. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Boset-Bericha 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 Boset-Bericha.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Boset-Bericha.

Photo Gallery

Two closely spaced volcanic centers, Boset (Boseti-Gudda) and Bericha (Boseti-Bericcia) are composite dominantly rhyolitic-to-trachytic volcanoes rising above the floor of the Ethiopian Rift valley. Boset, the SSW center (also known as Gudda), is below and to the left of the center of this Landsat image, while the NNE center, Bericha, lies just above the center of the image. Fissures connecting Boset and Bericha have erupted youthful, prehistorical basaltic lava flows.

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 Boset-Bericha in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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