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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
Sat, 21 Nov 2015, 06:39
The lava lake in the southern pit of the caldera, 30-40 meters in diameter, remains very active and approaches again levels close to overflowing the margins of the pit, being only a few meters below the floor of the caldera. ...more [read all]
Thu, 9 Apr 2015, 15:55
Impressions from our latest expedition to the Danakil in Ethiopia with Erta Ale volcano and Dallol in Feb 2015 - a selection of tour photos by Dietmar Berendes.
Fri, 3 Jan 2014, 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 2013, 06:37
Lava bubble in the active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano
expedition to the Danakil (Ethiopia) ...more [read all]
Fri, 11 Jan 2013, 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 2012, 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 2012, 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 2012, 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 2012, 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 2012, 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.

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