Observations of Deformation
|Region:||Africa and Red Sea|
|Duration of observation:||2008 - 2010|
|Inferred cause(s) of deformation:||Magmatic|
|Characteristics of deformation:|
In November 2008 an eruption occurred at the Alu-Dalafilla volcanoes, causing lava flows to extend to the NE. Pagli et al. (2012) showed that this eruption was sourced by a 1 km deep elongated magma chamber that exists in two segments, and was probably trigged by an influx of magma from the north. Both magma chamber segments appeared to source the eruption though a connecting dyke. The magma chambers have since, rapidly, refilled.
|Reference(s):||Pagli, C., Wright, T. J., Ebinger, C. J., Yun, S. H., Cann, J. R., Barnie, T., & Ayele, A. (2012). Shallow axial magma chamber at the slow-spreading Erta Ale Ridge. Nature Geoscience, 5(4), 284-288.|
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