Manzaz Volcano | John Seach



23.92 N, 5.83 E
summit elevation 1672 m
Volcanic field

Manzaz Volcanic Field is located in southern Algeria, and covers an area of 1500 sq km. It consists of scoria cones and maars.

The volcano is located in a region of volcanism called the Hoggar Swell.

Manzaz volcano contains strombolian volcanic cones and associated lava flows. The eroded cones often have horseshoe shapes. Lava flows are 95% alkali basalt, basanite, and hawaiite.

Further reading
Bouzid, A., Benhallou, A., Lemgharbi, A., Bendekken, A., Boukhlouf, W., Boukhalfa, Z., Deramchi, A., Abtout, A. and Aghanbilou, K., 2019. Magnetotelluric Investigation of the Underlying Structure of Manzaz Volcanic District (Hoggar, Southern Algeria). In On Significant Applications of Geophysical Methods (pp. 61-63). Springer, Cham.

Manzaz Volcano Eruptions

No recent eruptions.