Dalaffilla volcano (Erta Ale range, Ethiopia): eruption news & activity reports
Fri, 21 Nov 2008, 20:33
The eruption near Dalaffilla and Alu volcanoes on 3 November were reported by night-time satellite images. There was a multi-lobed lava-fieldwith a channel flowing to north-east. The source was a fissure northwest of Dalaffilla. The lava flowded area has a dimension of aproximately 9,3 x 15 km. Thermal anomalies showed that the lava-flow was also active during 12-16 November.
Fri, 7 Nov 2008, 12:00
As more news come in, the eruption in the Erta Ale range can now almost certainly be attributed to a fissure between Dalaffilla and Alu volcanoes. It could be one of the largest volcanic eruptions known in historic times in Africa. News reports interpreting satellite data suggest that there were enormous lava flows in the early stages of the eruption. ...more [read all]
Thu, 6 Nov 2008, 09:55
As Simon Carn from MTU alerted via a list message, a new eruption from a vent at the northern end of the Erta Ale volcanic range in the Danakil, Ethiopia, has been detected by satellite instruments on November 3. ...more
Sulphur dioxide plume from the new eruption in the Afar on Nov 6, showing that the plume has reached and crossed India (source: NESDIS)