Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00128
The Ardoukôba (Asal) Rift in Djibouti, trending NW from the Red Sea, contains a broad area of youthful fissure vents between Lake Asal and the Ghoubbat al Kharab gulf. This view looks from the north towards the gulf. Regional faults of the Ardoukôba Rift trending NW-SE cut lava-flow fields. A cinder cone appears at the left, and a group of tuff cones lie at the upper right. The youngest lava flows cover lake sediments deposited 5300 years ago. An eruption in 1978 produced a small cinder cone and lava flows.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.
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