Afdera Volcano | John Seach

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Ethiopia

13.08 N, 40.85 E
summit elevation 1295 m
Stratovolcano

Afdera volcano is located at the western end of Egogi Bad salt plain, in northern Afar, Ethiopia. The volcano sits on the southern shore of Lake Afrera.

The volcano is composed of rhyolite. The base of the volcano is 50 m above sea level, and the volcano has a volume of 60 cubic km.

Further reading
Gardo, I.A. and Varet, J., 2018. Ta’Ali geothermal site, Afdera Woreda, Northern Afar, Ethiopia. In Proceedings, 7th African Rift Geothermal Conference Kigali, Rwanda.

Varet, J., 2018. Recent and active units of the Danakil Sea (Dagad Salt Plain) and Afdera Lake. In Geology of Afar (East Africa) (pp. 205-226). Springer, Cham.

Afdera Volcano Eruptions

Eruptions reported in 1915 and 1907 were probably from Alayta volcano 37 km SW.