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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:
Highlights of Ethiopia (15 days expedition and trekking to Erta Ale volcano, Dallol, Lalibela and Semien mountains (Ethiopia))
Desert, salt and volcanoes (14 days expedition to Erta Ale volcano and Dallol hydrothermal field (Danakil desert, Ethiopia))

Erta Ale (Ethiopia) volcano news:

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
Fri, 11 Jan 2013, 11:05
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. read all
Tue, 6 Mar 2012, 16:01
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. ... read all

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