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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05956

The lower SE flank of Alid consists of a series of rhyolitic lava flows of late-Pleistocene age. The uppermost units are lava flows of basaltic-to-andesitic composition. These rocks were uplifted by a silicic magma body that was intruded into the upper crust of the Danakil Depression during the Pleistocene. Photo by Wendell Duffield, 1996 (U.S. Geological Survey).

The lower SE flank of Alid consists of a series of rhyolitic lava flows of late-Pleistocene age. The uppermost units are lava flows of basaltic-to-andesitic composition. These rocks were uplifted by a silicic magma body that was intruded into the upper crust of the Danakil Depression during the Pleistocene.

Photo by Wendell Duffield, 1996 (U.S. Geological Survey).

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