Alayta

Volcano number:221112
Region:Africa and Red Sea
Country:Ethiopia
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

Alayta is a shield volcano found at the western edge of the Danakil depression. The area has fresh lava flows, but no recent activity has been reported.

Pagli et al. (2014), for the purposes of investigating regional velocity fields, have looked at Envisat InSAR data covering this volcano. They report no deformation.

Reference:Pagli, C. et al., 2014. Current plate boundary deformation of the Afar rift from a 3-D velocity field inversion of InSAR and GPS. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(11), pp. 8562-8575.
Reference:NASA Landsat image, 1999.
Location:40.573, 12.888

The black basalts covering the centre of this image are thought to originate from Alayta volcano. The volcano itself can be seen in the lower center-left of this image.