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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)
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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.
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Desert, salt and volcanoes (14 days expedition to Erta Ale volcano and Dallol hydrothermal field (Danakil desert, Ethiopia))

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Erta Ale (Ethiopia) volcano news:

Erta Ale, Dallol and the Danakil desert - some of the world's most exciting places

Monday Oct 14, 2013 06:37 AM | BY: T

Lava bubble in the active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano
Lava bubble in the active lava lake of Erta Ale volcano
expedition to the Danakil (Ethiopia)
This is your chance to visit one of world's most exciting and volcanically impressing places in a small group (max 4 persons) organized by a professional competent tour operator.
Highlights include: 3 days / nights at a great active lava lake, the unique, colorful Dallol and the great salt lakes with the ongoing, millennia-old tradition of salt mining and trading.
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Previous news
Friday, Jan 11, 2013
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]
Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012
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]
Monday, Feb 20, 2012
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]
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
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]
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012
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]

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