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Corbetti

Corbetti, Ethiopia

Corbetti, Ethiopia


Local name: Corbetti / Urji/ Chabbi
Largest recorded eruption: unknown
Last eruption: unknown

The Corbetti caldera volcanic complex is located within the main section of the Ethiopian Rift. Within the 65 km2 depression lie seven eruptive centres which have been active at various points since the Quaternary. Its volcanic history is poorly constrained; in fact Corbetti was only recognised as a volcanic area in 1959. There have been no historic eruptions but fumarolic activity persists at three points in the caldera: Urji, Chabbi, and an pyroclastic cone on the west rim.

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