Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Over 60 Volcanoes in Ethiopia

We all remember Adwa in historical terms - the battle of Adwa (1896) was one of the greatest military victories for Ethiopia. Adwa, in geological terms, is a stratovolcano - "A stratovolcano is a tall, conical volcano composed of many layers of hardened lava, tephra, and volcanic ash. These volcanoes are characterised by a steep profile and periodic, explosive eruptions. The lava that flows from them is highly viscous, and cools and hardens before spreading very far (Wikipedia)."

Here is more data on the Adwa Volcano provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program:

Volcano Number: 0201-17=
Volcano Status: Holocene
Last Known Eruption: Unknown
Summit Elevation: 1733 m 5,686 feet
Latitude: 10.070°N 10°4'12"N
Longitude: 40.840°E 40°50'24"E

It's important for us to be educated about every aspect of the country Ethiopia including politics, culture, government, religion, history, language, literature, population, health, education, art, geography, and much more. All have a degree of relation to one another and to the whole Ethiopia. There are over 60 volcanoes in Ethiopia; it is the most volcano saturated country in East Africa and all of Africa. Click on the title to learn about the other volcanoes in Ethiopia.