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Gada Ale

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  • Ethiopia
  • Afar Rift Zone
  • Composite | Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.975°N
  • 40.408°E

  • 287 m
    942 ft

  • 221050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Gada Ale.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Gada Ale.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Gada Ale.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Gada Ale. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Gada Ale page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is data available for 1 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.

Deformation during 1993 Jun - 1996 May [Subsidence; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 1993 Jun Stop Date: 1996 May Direction: Subsidence Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 12.000 cm Spatial Extent: 5.00 km Latitude: 14.000 Longitude: 40.000

Remarks: Perhaps related to the northward propagation of the Erta Ale range

Figure (see Caption)

June 1993-Oct. 1997 interferogram for Gada ''Ale area. One cycle of phase corresponds to 2.8 cm change in ground-to-radar distance.

From: Amelung et al. 2000b.

Reference List: Amelung et al. 2000b.

Full References:

Amelung F, Oppenheimer C, Segall P, Zebker H, 2000. Ground deformation near Gada 'Ale volcano, Afar, observed by radar interferometry. Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 3093-3096. https://doi.org/10.1029/2000GL008497

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Gada Ale.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Gada Ale in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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