Bishoftu Volcano | John Seach


(Debre Zeit)

8.78 N, 38.98 E
summit elevation 1850 m
Fissure vents

Bishoftu Volcano is located 40 km SE of Addis Ababa. It consists of fissures, lava flows, cinder cones, tuff rings, and maars.

The volcano is located at the resort town of Debre Zeyit. The town is built around five crater lakes: Lake Bishoftu, Lake Hora, Lake Bishoftu Guda, Lake Koriftu and seasonal Lake Cheleklaka.

Further reading
Pennington, H.G. and Graettinger, A., 2017, December. Remote Sensing and GIS as Tools for Identifying Risk for Phreatomagmatic Eruptions in the Bishoftu Volcanic Field, Ethiopia. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2017, pp. V23A-0456).

Rooney, Tyrone O., et al. "The protracted development of focused magmatic intrusion during continental rifting." Tectonics 33.6 (2014): 875-897.

Bishoftu Volcano Eruptions

No recent eruptions.