Ardoukoba

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Ardoukoba
أردوكوبا
Ardoukoba.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 298 m (978 ft) [1]
Coordinates 11°35′N 42°28′E / 11.583°N 42.467°E / 11.583; 42.467Coordinates: 11°35′N 42°28′E / 11.583°N 42.467°E / 11.583; 42.467[1]
Geography
Ardoukobaأردوكوبا is located in Djibouti
Ardoukobaأردوكوبا
Ardoukoba
أردوكوبا
Geology
Mountain type Fissure vent
Last eruption November 1978[1]

Ardoukôba (Arabic: أردوكوبا‎‎) is a fissure vents volcano in Djibouti.[1] Located on the coast 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Djibouti City, its summit is situated at 298 metres (978 ft) above sea level. It last erupted in November 1978 following an earthquake, having been dormant for 3,000 years. The volcano's rift is 17 kilometres (11 mi) in width, and has a depth of 800 metres (2,600 ft).[2]

The Government of Djibouti has initiated a proposal with UNESCO to declare the Lake Assal zone including the Ardoukoba volcano and its surroundings as a World Heritage Site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ardoukoba". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  2. ^ Seach, John. "Ardoukoba Volcano". volcanolive.com. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Geothermal Development in the Assal Area in Djibouti." (pdf). Djibouti Environmental Management Plan. pp. i–xi,26, 29–30. Retrieved 25 May 2011.