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).