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Tullu Moje

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  • Ethiopia
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Pyroclastic cone
  • 1900 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.159°N
  • 39.137°E

  • 2343 m
    7687 ft

  • 221250
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1900 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations Wonji fault belt, SE of Lake Koka
1775 ± 25 years Unknown Confirmed   Anthropology Giano lava flow
Deformation History

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


Deformation during 2007 Dec 26 - 2010 Jul 28 [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2007 Dec 26 Stop Date: 2010 Jul 28 Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: 5.000 cm Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Remarks: Deformation is located between Bora-Bericcio and Tullu Moje volcanoes.

Figure (see Caption)

Bora inflation, 26 December 2007 to 28 July 2010. Each fringe represents 2.8 cm of deformation.

From: Biggs et al. 2011.


Reference List: Biggs et al. 2011.

Full References:

Biggs J, Bastow I D, Keir D, Lewi E, 2011. Pulses of deformation reveal frequently recurring shallow magmatic activity beneath the Main Ethiopian Rift. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q0AB10. https://doi.org/10.1029/2011GC003662

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tullu Moje.

Photo Gallery

The small crater at the bottom-center of this Landsat image is Tullu Moje, a youthful trachytic-to-rhyolitic pumice cone with a 700-m-wide summit crater. The northern base of the cone is blanketed by a very youthful obsidian lava flow. Two other obsidian flows are prominent 5 km to the north. The most recent of these silicic lava flows were erupted as recently as about 1900 CE. The same fissure system has also erupted prehistorical basaltic lava flows. The SE tip of Lake Koka lies at the upper left. The Bora-Bericcio complex is at the upper left.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
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 Tullu Moje in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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