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The silicic Bora and Bericcio pumice cones, among the most youthful volcanoes of the Ethiopian Rift valley, rise 350-500 m above the floor of the rift. Bora has a 1.5-km-wide summit crater, and the more conical Bericcio is capped by a small summit crater and has a 1-km-wide crater on its south flank. Small silicic pyroclastic cones are found on the east flanks of both Bora and Bericcio. All volcanic products in this area are considered to be Holocene in age. Vigorous fumarolic activity continues at Bora-Bericcio.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Bora-Bericcio. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Bora-Bericcio page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
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.
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Bericcio||Pumice cone||8° 16' 0" N||39° 2' 0" E|
|Pumice cone||8° 12' 0" N||39° 2' 0" E|
|Mount Bericcio, a rhyolitic pumice cone along the Wonji Fault Belt in Ethiopia, is part of the Bora-Bericcio volcanic complex. Produced by the accumulation of rhyolitic pumice around its vent, Bericcio is capped by a small summit crater. Erosion of the unconsolidated pumice has produced parasol-like ribbing on the flanks of the cone. Its twin volcano, Bora, has a 1.5-km-wide summit crater. Small silicic pyroclastic cones are found on the east flanks of both Bora and Bericcio. Vigorous fumarolic activity continues.
Photo by Giday Wolde-Gabriel, 1984 (Los Alamos National Laboratory).
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.
Di Paola G M, 1972. The Ethiopian Rift Valley (between 7° 00' and 8° 40' lat north). Bull Volc, 36: 517-560.