Bishoftu Volcanic Field

Observations of Deformation

Volcano number:221220
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:2003-2010
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(s):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.
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]
Location:8.78, 38.98
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