Asavyo Volcano | John Seach


Nabro Range, Ethiopia

13.07 N, 41.60 E
summit elevation 1200 m
Shield volcano

Asavyo volcano is located in Nabro Range, Ethiopia. The volcano contains a 12 km wide caldera.

Basaltic lava flows are located on the flanks of Asavyo, extending to the Mogorros plains in the south. A large post-caldera cone is located near the center of the caldera, and smaller pyroclastic cones occur within the caldera and on its flanks.

Further reading
Lenhardt, N. and Oppenheimer, C., 2014. Volcanism in Africa: geological perspectives, hazards, and societal implications. Extreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Risks and Societal Implications. Special Publications of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics1, pp.169-199.

Asavyo Volcano Eruptions

The last eruption was likely in the past 2000 years.