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Assab Volcanic Field volcano

Volcanic field 987 m / 3,238 ft
Eritrea, 12.95°N / 42.43°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Assab Volcanic Field volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Assab Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptionsNo recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

The Assab volcanic field near the Red Sea coast in southern Eritrea forms a spectacular range of basaltic cinder cones and associated lava flows. The massive lava field covers a 55 x 90 km area, and flows reached the Red Sea along a broad front. The vents of the Assab volcanic field, also known as Ado Ale or Ud'ale, were constructed along a broad E-W-trending line that extends to the coastal city of Assab.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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