BackgroundSork Ale is a silicic stratovolcano located in the Danakil horst SE of Mallahle volcano. Sork Ale, also known as Asdaga, was constructed perpendicular to the NE-SW orientation of three larger stratovolcanoes of the Nabro volcanic range at the southern end of the Danakil Alps. A small, roughly 1-km-wide, 300-m-deep steep-walled caldera is found at the summit of the 1611-m-high volcano. Basaltic lava flows are prominent on the eastern side of the volcano, and satellite vents are located on the SE flank. The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (1973) listed Sork Ale as probably active during the last 2000 years, but Wood (1980 pers. comm.) considered Holocene activity unlikely. The flanks of the volcano are extensively dissected on the SW to NE sides, but less dissected flows form the eastern-to-southern flanks.
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
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