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Erta Ale news:

Fri, 19 Jun 2020, 09:01
Satellite image of Erta Ale volcano showing the heat signal from its summit lava lake
There are signs that the volcano's famous lava lake is increasing again. The lake is contained in the main (southern) pit crater inside the summit caldera of the vast shield volcano, located in one of the most remote places of the Danakil depression in the Afar triangle. ... read all
Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 11:07
Satellite image of Erta Ale from 17 Aug 2019 showing the areas of new lava flows at the surface (image: Sentinal-hub)
A series of relatively large lava surface flows is visible on recent satellite images, in locations between 3-4 km SE from the summit caldera. ... read all
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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