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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12207

Ma’alalta, located along the western edge of the Afar Depression, has nested calderas that are seen in this December 2019 Planet Labs satellite mosaic (N is at the top), with ignimbrite deposits beyond the flanks. The larger caldera in the center of this image is about 7.5 km wide in the E-W direction. Darker basalt lava flow fields are visible, as well as thicker rhyolite lava flows and coulees to the south. Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs, 2019.

Ma’alalta, located along the western edge of the Afar Depression, has nested calderas that are seen in this December 2019 Planet Labs satellite mosaic (N is at the top), with ignimbrite deposits beyond the flanks. The larger caldera in the center of this image is about 7.5 km wide in the E-W direction. Darker basalt lava flow fields are visible, as well as thicker rhyolite lava flows and coulees to the south.

Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs, 2019.

Keywords: caldera | lava flow | coulee


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