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Ch'Ilalo volcano

Stratovolcano 4005 m / 13140 ft
Ethiopia, 7.92°N / 39.27°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Ch'Ilalo volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

One of the largest volcanoes of the central Ethiopian Rift, Ch'Ilalo lies east of the main rift and contains a 6-km-wide summit caldera. Akali-trachytic lava flows occupy the caldera floor and a small basaltic flow is found on the NE rim (Di Paola 1972). A Potassium-Argon date of 1.76 million years ago has been obtained (WoldeGabriel 1987, pers. comm.).
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