Bilate River Field

Volcano number:221291
Region:Africa and Red Sea
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:2003-2010
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

Envisat InSAR data from between 2003-2010 has been studied by Biggs et al. (2010). They found now deformation at Bilate River Field at this time.

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:NASA Landsat7 image (
Location:38.1, 7.07

“Bilate River Field” describes the volcanic area included in this photograph. The main volcanic evidence here are the three water-filled craters: Bode Ameda Hayk (southern), T’ido Hayk (centre) and Budamado Hayk (northern). Image:┬áNASA Landsat7 image (