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O'a Caldera

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  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Caldera
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 7.47°N
  • 38.58°E

  • 2075 m
    6806 ft

  • 221280
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for O'a Caldera.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for O'a Caldera.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for O'a Caldera.

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for O'a Caldera.

Photo Gallery

The eastern (right) side of dumbbell-shaped Lake O'a (Lake Shalla) forms the 17-km-wide O'a caldera. Greenish-colored Lake Kunni (Lake Abiata) at the upper right lies NE of the Pleistocene caldera. Post-caldera activity produced pyroclastic cones north of the caldera. The small greenish Chitu maar on the SW side of the lake was erupted in an area of Holocene vents along the Corbetti-Shalla fissure system extending north from Corbetti caldera. Fumarolic activity continues on the southern and eastern shores of the lake.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS001-363-7, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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: 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
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for O'a Caldera in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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