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Bora-Bericha-Tullu Moye

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  • Ethiopia
  • Main Ethiopian Rift Zone
  • Cluster | Pyroclastic cone
  • 1900 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 8.2114°N
  • 39.0812°E

  • 2,345 m
    7,694 ft

  • 221250
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Bora-Bericha-Tullu Moye.

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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 3 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1900 (?) Confirmed Eruption VEI: 1

Episode 1 | Eruption Wonji Fault Belt, SE of Lake Koka
1900 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Observations: Reported
 Two references in Gouin (1979) describe an eruption in about 1900 CE. The first (p. 93) states "...the most recent instance of fissural activity dates from the early 1900s; it is a flow of pitchstone ejected along the Wonji fault belt a few kilometers southeast of Lake Galilee (Koka). Eyewitnesses are still alive and were interviewed by Dakin and Morton in 1975 (personal communication)." The second (p. 105) reads "...about 1900 or so, pitchstone was ejected from a fissure on the rift floor, southeast of the Koka reservoir (N 08.3°, E 39.4°). The 'rain of hot grains' as witnesses described the eruption, destroyed crops many kilometers away...." The location specified by Gouin in the second account is well to the east of the rift zone, and a point along the rift zone "several km SE of Lake Koka" would appear to be located somewhere near Tullu Moye.

List of 5 Events for Episode 1 at Wonji Fault Belt, SE of Lake Koka

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index) VEI 1
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Tephra
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage

1775 ± 25 years Confirmed Eruption VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Giano lava flow
1775 ± 25 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Anthropology
 Legends suggest that the large silicic lava flow at Giano was erupted from regional fissures about two centuries ago (Bizouard and Di Paola, 1978, citing geological map in Di Paola, 1976).

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Giano lava flow

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index) VEI 0
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow

0760 ± 36 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Bericha, Ba-P9
0760 ± 36 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)
 Tephra fall and PDC deposits with a maximum thickness of 2.5 m, as described by Tadesse et al. (2022): "Cream-colored matrix-supported and undulated beds in the bottom half. Parallel bedded, well-sorted pumice lapilli breccia on the top." This is the youngest deposit at Bericha.
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. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 12, Q0AB10. https://doi.org/10.1029/2011GC003662

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Bora-Bericha-Tullu Moye.

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 Bora-Bericha-Tullu Moye in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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