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Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia): lava lake overflows

Sun, 13 Nov 2016, 21:06
21:06 PM | BY: T
Overflow of Erta Ale's lava lake (Nov 2010 archive image)
Overflow of Erta Ale's lava lake (Nov 2010 archive image)
The lava lake in the volcano's southern pit crater started again to overflow repeatedly since early November. Fresh lava flows have been covering significant parts of the caldera floor, our expedition leader reported.
A more detailed report will follow as soon as our ongoing expedition returns towards the end of the month.

Previous news

Wed, 2 Mar 2016, 09:55

Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia): lava lake drops but remains very active

The lava lake of Erta Ale seen in late Dec 2015 (image: Enku Mulugheta)
The level of the active lava lake in the volcano's southern pit crater of the summit caldera has sunk a bit again after its last overflow in mid January, but remains highly agitated. Our expedition leader Enku who was there with a small group from 12-15 February reported: ... Read all
Mon, 18 Jan 2016, 12:05

Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia): lava lake overflows

Erta Ale lava lake overflowing (archive image from Dec 2010)
The lava lake of Erta Ale has overflown, our correspondents from Ethiopia reported. The first lava over-spilled the rim of the containing crater at midnight of 15-16 Jan 2016. It seems that the situation is similar to the spectacular events in November/December 2010 when the lava lake last overflowed. ... 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.

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