Adwa Volcano | John Seach


(Aabida, Amoissa, or Dabita)

10.061 N, 40.834 E
summit elevation 1733 m

Adwa is located east of Ayelu Volcano, in the southern Afar region of Ethiopia. The volcano contains a 5x 4 km caldera. Scoria cones are located on the floor of a circular summit caldera and on the NW and SW flanks.

The volcano, along with Ayelu, lies on a transverse fault zone of the main Ethiopian rift.

A 12 km long lava flow erupted from a vent 6 km SW of the caldera.

Further reading
Resom, et al., 2020. Geochemistry of the Adwa–Yeha felsic plugs and domes, Tigray–Northern Ethiopia: Implications to their petrogenesis and tectonic setting. Journal of African Earth Sciences, p.104075.

Natali, C., Beccaluva, L., Bianchini, G. and Siena, F., 2013. The Axum–Adwa basalt–trachyte complex: a late magmatic activity at the periphery of the Afar plume. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology166(2), pp.351-370.

Adwa Volcano Eruptions

Possible eruptions in 1928 and 1828.