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Malha Wells and Tagabo Hills, Sudan – November 29th, 2008

November 29th, 2008 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Malha Wells and Tagabo Hills, Sudan - November 25th, 2008

Malha Wells and Tagabo Hills, Sudan - November 25th, 2008

Volcanic Crater near Malha Wells © Aussenlander

Volcanic Crater near Malha Wells © Aussenlander

Tagabo Hills © Aussenlander

Tagabo Hills © Aussenlander

In this richly colored image we can see part of North Darfur, Sudan. This desertous area also contains several interesting volcanic sites.

The dark brown area near the center is the Meidob Volcanic Field. According to the Global Volcanism Project, is it an alkaline volcanic field that covers an area of 5000 sq km with nearly 700 Pliocene-to-Holocene vents.

The brown trail on the bottom is the Tagabo Hills, also known as the Kutum Volcanic Field or the Berti Hills. It is a basaltic volcanic field that, like other Saharan volcanic fields contains very well-preserved cones, lava flows, and explosion craters.

Between these two lava fields is an area known as Malha Wells, where the inhabitants of the region have access to drinking water.

One Response to “Malha Wells and Tagabo Hills, Sudan – November 29th, 2008”

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    Ben Terblanche:

    Hi,i have been their,it looks good and a big hole.5 Sai Bn.

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