Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00130
The three tuff cones of Kodda Ginni Koma (foreground), Ounda Ginna Koma (the small island in the center), and Baddi Koma (upper right) were formed when rising magma along the Ardoukoba Rift encountered waters of the Ghoubbat al Kharab gulf of the Red Sea. Fresh lava flows in the background were erupted from the parallel NW-SE-trending fissures of Ardoukôba volcano in the country of Djibouti. Tilted fault blocks in the background dip to the SW and NE, away from the center of the rift valley.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.
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