Dubbi Volcano

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Dubbi is located in Eritrea
Location in Eritrea
Highest point
Elevation 1,625 m (5,331 ft) [1]
Coordinates 13°34′48″N 41°48′29″E / 13.58°N 41.808°E / 13.58; 41.808Coordinates: 13°34′48″N 41°48′29″E / 13.58°N 41.808°E / 13.58; 41.808[1]
Location Southern Red Sea region, Eritrea
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption May to October 1861[1]

The Dubbi Volcano is a stratovolcano located in the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea. Its peak elevation is 1625 m. There have been four known eruptions; in 1400 lava was determined to have reached the Red Sea while in 1861 ash was thrown over 250 km from the volcano.[2][3][4][5] Two further events were suspected between 1861 and the 20th century.

On June 13, 2011 an ash cloud that had some influence on air travel was attributed to Dubbi.[6] However, more accurate satellite imagery later showed that Nabro was the volcano that had erupted.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c "Dubbi". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2007-04-04. 
  2. ^ Ambraseys, Nicolas; Melville, C.P.; Adams, R.D. (1994). The Seismicity of Egypt, Arabia and the Red Sea: A Historical Review. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-39120-2. 
  3. ^ Oppenheimer, Clive (2011-06-30). Eruptions That Shook the World. ISBN 978-0-521-64112-8. 
  4. ^ Wiart, Pierre; Oppenheimer, Clive (2000). "Largest known historical eruption in Africa: Dubbi volcano, Eritrea, 1861". Geology. 28 (4): 291. Bibcode:2000Geo....28..291W. doi:10.1130/0091-7613(2000)28<291:LKHEIA>2.0.CO;2. ISSN 0091-7613. 
  5. ^ Wiart, P. A. M.; Oppenheimer, C.; Francis, P. (2000). "Eruptive history of Dubbi volcano, northeast Afar (Eritrea), revealed by optical and SAR image interpretation". International Journal of Remote Sensing. 21 (5): 911–936. Bibcode:2000IJRS...21..911W. doi:10.1080/014311600210353. 
  6. ^ "Eritrean volcanic ash cloud threatens air travel". reuters.com. 2011-06-13. 
  7. ^ Blog articles: “Eritrea eruption update: Nabro volcano erupts (updated)”, “Update: Eruption of Nabro in Ertitrea (not Dubbi!)”

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