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Mat Ala volcano

Shield volcano 523 m / 1,716 ft
Ethiopia, 13.1°N / 41.15°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Mat Ala volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Mat Ala is a low, 523-m-high shield volcano in the southern Tat Ali Range, east of Afderà volcano. A 300-m-deep, 2.5 x 3.5 km wide caldera is found at the summit of the volcano, whose flanks are cut by numerous N-S-trending faults. Mat Ala has been active during the Holocene, and fumarolic activity occurs along a fissure SW of the volcano.
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Mat Ala Photos:

Microstalactites in formation, colonized by algea (Photo: Jean-Maurice)
Microstalactites in formation, colonized by algea (Photo: Jean-Maurice)
Prismatic lavas at Cala Junco (Photo: Markus Heuer)
Prismatic lavas at Cala Junco (Photo: Markus Heuer)
Small lava stalactites from molten glassy material cover the walls of the cave. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small lava stalactites from molten glassy material cover the walls of the cave. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 


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