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  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Caldera(s)
  • 1820 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.788°N
  • 39.701°E

  • 1380 m
    4528 ft

  • 221200
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1820 ± 10 years Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations East margin of Gariboldi caldera
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kone.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kone.

Photo Gallery

The Kone volcanic complex, also known as Gariboldi, is composed of a series of silicic calderas and young basaltic scoria cones and lava flows. N is towards the lower left in this Space Shuttle image. The dark-colored basaltic lava flows on the caldera floor were erupted during the first half of the 19th century along a ridge between a smaller caldera to the E and a larger 5-km-wide caldera to the W. The larger young lava flow at the right was erupted from a vent on the SE flank.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS001-363-9, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: (in Russian) Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1986
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of (in Russian) Ethiopia

Title: Djoubouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen (Sana), Yemen (Aden)
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Red Sea & Ethiopia
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Djoubouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen (Sana), Yemen (Aden)

Title: Ethiopia, Geol Map of
Publisher: Geological Survey of Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Ethiopia, Geol Map of

Title: Addis Abeba (Ababa)
Publisher: War Office, Geog Section General Staff #4355
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1952
Series: GSGS 4355
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Addis Abeba (Ababa)
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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