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Satellite image from Afdera Lake, the volcano of the same name (east) and the Erta Ale Range north of it with active Erta Ale volcano (red dot), on 27 May 2019. No evidence of the reported new eruption can be seen.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
UPDATE: the new eruption seems to be a fissure event on the ESE flank of Erta Ale shield volcano to the north of the originally reported area. ... [more]
 

Afderà volcano

Stratovolcano 1295 m / 4,249 ft
Ethiopia, 13.08°N / 40.85°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Last update: 30 May 2019 (uncertain eruption on 27 May 2019)
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Afderà volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

Afderà is an isolated rhyolitic stratovolcano located between the Erta Ale, Tat Ali, and Alayta ranges. It lies at the intersection of three fault systems. Young rhyolitic lava domes are aligned N-S at its southern foot. Only a few late-stage satellitic cones are of basaltic composition. Eruptions were reported in 1907 and 1915 from Afderà (Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World). However, on morphological grounds Afderà appears to be substantially older than adjacent volcanoes, and the reported eruptions were probably from Alayta volcano to the west. The age of the most recent eruption of Afderà is not known, although the south-flank rhyolitic lava domes are too young to be dated by the Potassium-Argon method.
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