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Erta Ale news:

Daytime view of the active lava lake is often obscured by strong degassing (image: Enku Mulugetu, September 2018)
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
Our Ethiopian expedition organiser Enku made a reconnaissance trip to Erta Ale in September and reported the current status of this continuously changing active volcano. It appears that over summer the lava lake in the summit crater slowly rose and remains very active, but that the fissure eruption at the volcano’s south flank (which started during the dramatic change of volcanic activity mid January 2017) slowed down. ... [more]
The lava lake inside the Southern Crater of Erta Ale’s summit caldera, shown here on 26 June 2018, is slowly rising and growing (image: Rebecca Wu)
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018
Danakil expedition organiser Enku reports after our recent tour to this Ethiopian shield volcano that activity continues both at Erta Ale’s summit caldera and the fissure eruption site on its SE flank with sustained lava lakes. ... [more]
New photos from Erta Ale, Ethiopia!
New photos from Erta Ale, Ethiopia!


Erta Ale Volcano Videos

Shield volcano 613 m / 2,011 ft
Danakil depression, Ethiopia, 13.6°N / 40.66°E
Lava flow on Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia) close-up (16 Jan 2017 morning)

Erta Ale volcano's active lava lake started an overflow episode on the morning of 16 January 2017, just shortly after one of our recent tour groups arrived there. Participant Paul took a series of videos from this event. This one shows one lava flow a bit further from its source at the lava lake, where the lava has slowed and produces folded pahoehoe. Video copyright: Paul Reichert

Lava lake boils over - Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia) 17 Jan 2017

Erta Ale volcano's active lava literally boils over during 17 Jan 2017. A surge in magma causes a massive overflow at extremely high volume rate on all sides of the lava lake. Floods of lava pour into the caldera. Video copyright: Paul Reichert

Fireworks at Erta Ale volcano, Nov 2010

This is how the lava lake looked at night standing on the old crater rim, about 50 meters away and now lower than the lake itself, contained within an unstable ring wall. The explosind gas bubbles throw spatter to 20-30 meters height, and it looks rather than continuous strombolian activity...

Overflowing boiling lava lake of Erta Ale volcano


The lava lake of Erta Ale volcano overflows (Danakil desert, Ethiopia) Nov 2010



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