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Caldera-forming eruptions of the Quaternary Kone Volcanic Complex, Ethiopia

Abstract:

Quaternary volcanism in the northern Main Ethiopian Rift is characterized by rift-axis eruptive centres with complicated collapse structures. Despite their association with major explosive eruptions, few modern studies have been carried out on them. We present the results of fieldwork and laboratory analyses of one of the largest of these centres, the Kone Volcanic Complex (KVC). It consists of nested calderas, trachyte lava flows, trachyte and alkali rhyolite pyroclastic deposits, alkali rhy...

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Rampey, ML More by this author
Oppenheimer, C More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Journal:
JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES
Volume:
58
Issue:
1
Pages:
51-66
Publication date:
2010-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-343X
ISSN:
1464-343X
URN:
uuid:68f500bf-2480-4b3b-b257-0996d98123a2
Source identifiers:
83058
Local pid:
pubs:83058

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