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Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia): lava lake very active, close to overflowing

Sat, 21 Nov 2015, 06:39
06:39 AM | BY: T
The lava lake in the southern pit of the caldera, 30-40 meters in diameter, remains very active and approaches again levels close to overflowing the margins of the pit, being only a few meters below the floor of the caldera.
A group of ours is currently there and we will have fresh news in about 10 days, but the following video likely from early November shows the current activity well:

Previous news

Thu, 9 Apr 2015, 15:55
Impressions from our latest expedition to the Danakil in Ethiopia with Erta Ale volcano and Dallol in Feb 2015 - a selection of tour photos by Dietmar Berendes. ... Read all
Fri, 3 Jan 2014, 11:00
The lava lake of Erta Ale in late December 2013 (Photo copyright: Dominik Voegtli)
The level of Erta Ale's active lava lake in the southern pit crater has risen considerably during recent months and is now only about 5-10 m below the rim in some places. Check out some new pictures here. ... Read all
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