Tosa Sucha

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  • 5.93°N
  • 37.57°E

  • 1650 m
    5412 ft

  • 221310
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tosa Sucha.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Tosa Sucha.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tosa Sucha.

A group of cinder cones at Tosa Sucha on the north shore of Lake Chamo in the southern Ethiopian Rift has produced unvegetated olivine basaltic lava flows and may have been active as recently as historical time (Ebinger et al., 1993). The cones and flows on the eastern end of the Chamo Basin were erupted along NNE-trending fissures between Lake Chamo and Lake Abaya to the north. Some cones form islands in Lake Chamo.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tosa Sucha. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tosa Sucha page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Tosa Sucha.

A group of cinder cones at Tosa Sucha lies near the northern shore of Lake Chamo, the greenish lake at the bottom-center portion of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top). The cones occupy a faulted area between Lake Chamo and the southern end of yellowish Lake Abaya. Some cones form islands in Lake Chamo. The unvegetated olivine basaltic lava flows have been estimated to perhaps have been active as recently as historical time.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)

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.

Ebinger C J, Yemane T, WoldeGabriel G, Aronson J L, Walter R C, 1993. Late Eocene-Recent volcanism and faulting the southern main Ethiopian rift. J Geol Soc London, 150: 99-108.

Mohr P A, Wood C A, 1976. Volcano Spacings and Lithospheric Attenuation in the Eastern Rift of Africa. Earth Planet Sci Lett, 33: 126-144.

Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone(s)

Tectonic Setting

Rift zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Population

Within 5 km
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175,047
175,047
332,834
3,920,102

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Tosa Sucha Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.