Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Ayelu
Ayelu is the westernmost and older of two volcanoes at the southern end of the Danakil depression. The vegetated rhyolitic stratovolcano is cut by prominent regional faults. Hot springs occur at its western flank. Its younger twin volcano, Aabida, has a 4 x 5 km caldera, which originated following eruption of voluminous pyroclastic flows, and a younger 2.5-km-wide caldera. Extensive young basaltic lava flows cover the flanks of Aabida and overlap a sedimentary plain to the SE. Photo by Giday Wolde-Gabriel (Los Alamos National Laboratory).
Volcano Number:221160
Volcano Name:Ayelu
Country:Ethiopia
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Elevation:2145m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Intermediate crust (15-25 km)
Pop. within 5km:193
Pop. within 10km:1375
Pop. within 30km:33262
Pop. within 100km:1279214
Latitude:10.082
Longitude:40.702



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
221160 Ayelu 13948 Uncertain Eruption 2 1928
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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