Adwa volcano

Stratovolcano 1733 m / 5,686 ft
Ethiopia, 10.07°N / 40.84°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Show interactive Map
[hide map] [enlarge]
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Adwa volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions

Latest nearby earthquakes

No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location

Background

Adwa, also known as Aabida, Amoissa, or Dabita, is a stratovolcano in the southern Afar area immediately east of Ayelu volcano. Adwa is younger than the vegetated Ayelu and is a stratovolcano with a 4 x 5 km caldera that originated following eruption of voluminous ignimbrites. A small 2.5-km-wide caldera cuts a trachytic dome extruded in the older caldera. Scoria cones are located on the floor of a circular summit caldera and on its NW and SW flanks. Extensive young basaltic lava flows cover the flanks of Adwa and overlap a sedimentary plain to the SE. Many fumaroles occur within the caldera of Adwa. Satellitic pyroclastic cones and lava domes were considered to be only a few hundred years old (Mohr 1980, pers. comm.).
---
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Adwa Photos

A large ash plume rises from the Valle del Bove: a portion of the lava flow emplaced on the steep western headwall of the depression has collapsed and disintegrated into a pyroclastic flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
A large ash plume rises from the Valle del Bove: a portion of the lava flow emplaced on the steep western headwall of the depression has collapsed and disintegrated into ...
Tall ash plume rising from Etna's Valle del Bove, where a new lava flow descending the steep western headwall of the depressions interacts with snow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Tall ash plume rising from Etna's Valle del Bove, where a new lava flow descending the steep western headwall of the depressions interacts with snow. (Photo: Emanuela / V...
Tall strombolian explosion at the New SE crater and the snow-covered eastern headwall of the Valle del Bove in moonlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Tall strombolian explosion at the New SE crater and the snow-covered eastern headwall of the Valle del Bove in moonlight. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The southern headwall of the Valle del Bove (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The southern headwall of the Valle del Bove (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
 



See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
Show more
Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.