Bishoftu Volcanic Field

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.78°N
  • 38.98°E

  • 1850 m
    6068 ft

  • 221220
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bishoftu Volcanic Field.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Bishoftu Volcanic Field. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Bishoftu Volcanic Field page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery


A chain of lake-filled maars (dark-colored in this Landsat image), tuff rings, and cinder cones, lies along the Ethiopian Rift Valley SE of Addis Ababa and forms the Bishoftu volcanic field. The city of Debre Zeit (left-center) lies between two maars, irregular-shaped Lake Hora and circular Lake Bishoftu. The Haro Maja tuff ring and its neighbor to the west, lake-filled Kilole maar (upper right), are offset to the east.

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 Bishoftu Volcanic Field in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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