Bora-Bericcio volcano

Pumice cones 2285 m / 7,497 ft
Ethiopia, 8.27°N / 39.03°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Bora-Bericcio volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions

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Background

The silicic Bora and Bericcio pumice cones, among the most youthful volcanoes of the Ethiopian Rift valley, rise 350-500 m above the floor of the rift. Bora has a 1.5-km-wide summit crater, and the more conical Bericcio is capped by a small summit crater and has a 1-km-wide crater on its south flank. Small silicic pyroclastic cones are found on the east flanks of both Bora and Bericcio. All volcanic products in this area are considered to be Holocene in age. Vigorous fumarolic activity continues at Bora-Bericcio.
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Bora-Bericcio Photos

The summit caldera of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia), formed during the 1815 eruption (Photo: ThomasH)
The summit caldera of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia), formed during the 1815 eruption (Photo: ThomasH)
The summit caldera of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia), formed during the 1815 eruption (Photo: ThomasH)
The summit caldera of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia), formed during the 1815 eruption (Photo: ThomasH)
The mightly caldera of Tambora volcano - the site of the largest known historic volcanic explosion in the world: the volcano was decapitated during its violent explosion in 1815. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The mightly caldera of Tambora volcano - the site of the largest known historic volcanic explosion in the world: the volcano was decapitated during its violent explosion ...
The summit caldera of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia), formed during the 1815 eruption (Photo: ThomasH)
The summit caldera of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia), formed during the 1815 eruption (Photo: ThomasH)
 



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