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Bora-Bericcio

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  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.221°N
  • 39.05°E

  • 2267 m
    7436 ft

  • 221240
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Bora-Bericcio.

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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 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).

Deformation History

There is data available for 1 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 2007 Dec 26 - 2010 Jul 28 [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2007 Dec 26 Stop Date: 2010 Jul 28 Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 5.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Remarks: Deformation is located between Bora-Bericcio and Tullu Moje volcanoes.

Figure (see Caption)

Bora inflation, 26 December 2007 to 28 July 2010

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 Bora-Bericcio.

Photo Gallery

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).
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: 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 Bora-Bericcio in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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