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Corbetti Caldera

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  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Caldera
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 7.18°N
  • 38.43°E

  • 2320 m
    7612 ft

  • 221290
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Corbetti Caldera.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Corbetti Caldera.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Corbetti Caldera.

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

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1957 Jul 2 ± 182 days ] [ 1964 Jul 2 ± 182 days ] Discredited    
Deformation History

There is data available for 3 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 2009 - 2009 [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2009 Stop Date: 2009 Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 4.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown
Figure (see Caption)

Corbetti inflation. Each fringe represents 2.8 cm of deformation.

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

Deformation during 1997 - 2000 [Subsidence; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 1997 Stop Date: 2000 Direction: Subsidence Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 14.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown
Figure (see Caption)

Corbetti deflation (Desc), 23 September 1997 to 13 September 2000; Corbetti deflation (Asc), 28 September 1997 to 17 September 2000. Each fringe represents 2.8 cm of deformation.

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

Deformation during 1994 - 1996 [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 1994 Stop Date: 1996 Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: Unknown Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

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 Corbetti Caldera.

Photo Gallery

Chabbi volcano, rising to the north across Awasa lake, is a very large obsidian dome constructed on the SE rim of the 15-km-wide Corbetti caldera, which itself lies within the NW side of the larger Awasa caldera. In this photo Corbetti caldera is out of view behind its southern rim, which forms the low saddle at the left. Lava flows from Chabbi extend into Corbetti caldera. The age of the latest eruption of Corbetti volcano is not known, although fumarolic activity continues.

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: 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 Corbetti Caldera in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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