Mat Ala volcano
Typical eruption style
Mat Ala volcano eruptions
: unknown, no recent eruptions
No recent earthquakes
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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.
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
Microstalactites in formation, colonized by algea (Photo: Jean-Maurice)
Prismatic lavas at Cala Junco (Photo: Markus Heuer)
Small lava stalactites from molten glassy material cover the walls of the cave. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
See also: Sentinel hub
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