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Erta Ale (Ethiopia) volcano news:
Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia): lava lake very active, close to overflowing
Saturday Nov 21, 2015 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:
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Friday, Jan 03, 2014
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
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. ...
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. ...
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