Mount Alayta

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Mount Alayta
Alayta shield volcano.jpg
Alayta in 1999
Highest point
Elevation1,496 m (4,908 ft) [1]
ListingList of volcanoes in Ethiopia
Coordinates12°53′N 40°34′E / 12.883°N 40.567°E / 12.883; 40.567Coordinates: 12°53′N 40°34′E / 12.883°N 40.567°E / 12.883; 40.567
Geography
Geology
Mountain typeShield volcano[2]
Last eruption1915

Mount Alatya is a 1,496 metres (4,908 ft) shield volcano in Ethiopia.[1][3] It produced significant lava flows in the early 1900s.[4] The last eruption was in 1915.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alayta". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. "Alayta". Volcano World. Oregon State University. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. Tazieff, Haroun (1970). "THE AFAR TRIANGLE". Scientific American. 222 (2): 32–41. ISSN 0036-8733.
  4. Wadge, G.; Biggs, J.; Lloyd, R.; Kendall, J.-M. (30 September 2016). "Historical Volcanism and the State of Stress in the East African Rift System". Frontiers in Earth Science. 4. doi:10.3389/feart.2016.00086.
  5. Ismail-Zadeh, Alik; Fucugauchi, Jaime Urrutia; Kijko, Andrzej; Takeuchi, Kuniyoshi; Zaliapin, Ilya, eds. (2014). Extreme natural hazards, disaster risks and societal implications. Cambridge University Press. p. 202. ISBN 9781107033863.

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