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Erta Ale volcano, Danakil depression, Ethiopia: news & activity updates

Updated: Nov 28, 2022 14:28 GMT-
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Tue, 1 Nov 2022, 20:17
Overwhelming night-time lava lake glow within the southern pit crater (image: Enku Mulugeta)
Our expedition leader and guide from VolcanoDiscovery Ethiopia, Enku Mulugeta, visited the volcano in mid-October to make new observations. A couple of significant changes in the southern pit crater have been observed since the last update. Read all
Fri, 16 Sep 2022, 03:47
Spattering activity within the lava lake located in the southern pit crater of Erta Ale volcano on 12 Sep (image: Sol Jovani)
An increasing activity at the volcano in its southern pit crater has been detected on both satellite images (15 Sep) and field observations (12 Sep). Read all
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Erta Ale volcano
Shield volcano 613 m / 2,011 ft
Danakil depression, Ethiopia, 13.6°N / 40.66°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Erta Ale volcano eruptions:
1873(?), 1903(?), 1904(?), 1906, 1940, 1960, 1967-2004, 2005-ongoing
Typical eruption style
Effusive. Persistant lava lake.

Erta Ale volcano tours

Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
Desert, salt and volcanoes
14 days expedition to Erta Ale volcano and Dallol hydrothermal field (Danakil desert, Ethiopia)
14 days / 13 nights - Moderate
Price $ 4530
no scheduled dates at present
Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
Erta Ale Volcano Special
in response to recent high activitiy in the Southern crater and growing lava lake (Danakil desert, Ethiopia)
8 days - Moderate
Price $ 2590
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