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Butajiri-Silti Field

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  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Fissure vent(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.05°N
  • 38.35°E

  • 2281 m
    7484 ft

  • 221260
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Butajiri-Silti Field.

Photo Gallery

The 1-km-wide, lake-filled Ara-Shetan maar is located at the south end of the Butajiri-Silti volcanic field. It consists of a large group of basaltic cinder cones, maars, and lava flows in an 80-km-long, NE-SW-trending area near the west margin of the Ethiopian Rift. At least 13 maars, many filled by lakes, are located near the town of Debre Zeit, SE of Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa. Eruption of basaltic cinder cones and associated youthful lava flows was contemporaneous with those that produced the maars.

Photo by Giday Wolde-Gabriel (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 Butajiri-Silti Field in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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