Large magnitude silicic volcanism in north Afar: the Nabro Volcanic Range and Ma’alalta volcano

  title={Large magnitude silicic volcanism in north Afar: the Nabro Volcanic Range and Ma’alalta volcano},
  author={Pierre Wiart and Clive Oppenheimer},
  journal={Bulletin of Volcanology},
Much of the volcanological work carried out in north Afar (Ethiopia and Eritrea) has focused on the nature of Quaternary basaltic volcanic ranges, which have been interpreted by some as incipient oceanic ridges. However, we show here that comparable volumes of silicic magmas have been erupted in the region. In particular, the virtually undocumented Nabro Volcanic Range, which runs NNE for more than 100 km from the margin of the Danakil Depression to the Red Sea coast, has a subaerial volume of… Expand
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