Afdera (volcano)

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Afdera is located in Ethiopia
Location in NE Ethiopia
Highest point
Elevation 1,295 m (4,249 ft) [1]
Coordinates 13°05′N 40°51′E / 13.083°N 40.850°E / 13.083; 40.850Coordinates: 13°05′N 40°51′E / 13.083°N 40.850°E / 13.083; 40.850[1]
Location Ethiopia
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption June 1907

Afdera is an isolated stratovolcano in northeastern Ethiopia, located at the intersection of three fault systems between the Erta Ale, Tat Ali, and Alayta mountain ranges.[1]

The volcano erupted lava from its western flanks June 1907. The flow was about five metres thick and was accompanied by seismic phenomena.[2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Afderà". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  2. "Local History in Ethiopia" The Nordic Africa Institute website (accessed 2 January 2008)