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Erta Ale volcano
Shield volcano 613 m (2,011 ft)
Ethiopia, 13.6°N / 40.66°E

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Erta Ale volcano eruptions:
1873(?), 1903(?), 1904(?), 1906, 1940, 1960, 1967-2004, 2005-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Effusive. Persistant lava lake.
Last earthquakes nearby
Fri, 3 Jan 11:00
The lava lake of Erta Ale in late December 2013 (Photo copyright: Dominik Voegtli)
The level of Erta Ale's active lava lake in the southern pit crater has risen considerably during recent months and is now only about 5-10 m below the rim in some places. Check out some new pictures here.
Mon, 14 Oct 06:37
Lava bubble in the active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano
expedition to the Danakil (Ethiopia) ...more [read all]
Fri, 11 Jan 11:05
People on a recent expedition to Erta Ale reported that the lava lake was quite active and only about 10 m below the rim of the pit crater. ...more
Tue, 6 Mar 16:01
The 2 German tourists who were kidnapped on 17 January from their camp on the Erta Ale volcano in the northern Danakil desert, Ethiopia, are reported to have been released, news agencies reported from Addis Ababa. ...more [read all]
Mon, 20 Feb 08:38
More than a month after the 17 January attack on tourists and scientists at Erta Ale volcano, in which 5 were killed, several wounded and 4 people kidnapped, there is still no reliable news about the fate of the kidnapped. ...more [read all]
Thu, 2 Feb 09:14
Ert Ale volcano, the site of the deadly terrorist attack 4 weeks ago, in which 5 people were killed, several wounded and 4 abducted, is now open for tour groups again, local sources confirm us, and the first European tour operators have resumed their expeditions (or never cancelled them, despite the accidents...). ...more [read all]
Wed, 18 Jan 09:37
We have now more precise details from what happened at Erta Ale yesterday, and can confirm that the attack was not on Dallol as we suspected, but on the crater rim of Erta Ale volcano. ...more [read all]
Tue, 17 Jan 02:13
Reinhard sent us photos from the recent expedition to Erta Ale and Dallol volcano in the Danakil desert (Ethiopia) in Nov/Dec 2011.
Wed, 8 Dec 07:59
Significant changes have occured recently at Erta Ale volcano, the lava lake having filled up the south crater and overflowed repeatedly into the N and NW section of the caldera floor adjacient to the crater. ...more [read all]
Sat, 4 Dec 09:43
Scientists have observed that the lava lake at Erta Ale had some Strombolian activity in the southern pit crater during 20-23 November 2010. They have seen that the lava lake had filled the the pit crater and that lava flew also into the main crater.There was a little 4 m high scoria ring at the vent. ...more

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