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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12224

Bishoftu Volcanic Field is a monogenetic volcanic field containing tuff rings, scoria cones, lava flows, domes, and maars within the Ethiopian Rift Valley SE of Addis Ababa, seen here in a December 2019 Planet Labs satellite image monthly mosaic (N is at the top; this image is approximately 40 km across). The town of Bishoftu has developed within the field. Lakes such as Bishoftu, Hora, Kiroftu, and Bishofta Guda have formed within maar craters. Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs, 2019.

Bishoftu Volcanic Field is a monogenetic volcanic field containing tuff rings, scoria cones, lava flows, domes, and maars within the Ethiopian Rift Valley SE of Addis Ababa, seen here in a December 2019 Planet Labs satellite image monthly mosaic (N is at the top; this image is approximately 40 km across). The town of Bishoftu has developed within the field. Lakes such as Bishoftu, Hora, Kiroftu, and Bishofta Guda have formed within maar craters.

Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs, 2019.

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Keywords: volcanic field | crater | maar


Bishoftu Volcanic Field