Bishoftu Volcanic Field

Volcano number:221220
Region:Africa and Red Sea
Country:Ethiopia
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:2003-2010
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

Bishoftu (often described as Bishoftu volcanic field, or known as Debre Zeit) is comprised of a series of cinder cones, maars (many of which are filled with water) and tuff rings. Biggs et al. (2011) has investigated the region using InSAR between 2003-2010 and found no evidence for surface deformation.

Reference:Biggs, J., I. D. Bastow, D. Keir, and E. Lewi (2011), Pulses of deformation reveal frequently recurring shallow magmatic activity beneath the Main Ethiopian Rift, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q0AB10, doi:10.1029/2011GC003662.
Reference:Siebert, L., and T. Simkin (2002), Volcanoes of the World: An Illustrated Catalogue of Holocene Volcanoes and Their Eruptions, Global Volcanism Program Digital Inf. Ser., GVP‐3, Smithsonian Inst., Washington, D. C. [Available at http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/.]
Location:38.98, 8.78

nterferograms used in the analysis of deformation (of which none can be seen). Each fringe represents 2.8 cm of displacement in the satellite line-of-sight (Biggs et al., 2011). The summit of the volcano is shown by a black dot, as reported by the Smithsonian Database (Siebert and Simkin, 2002).