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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 volcano (Ethiopia): lava lake overflows

Sunday Nov 13, 2016 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
The lava lake of Erta Ale seen in late Dec 2015 (image: Enku Mulugheta)
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
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: ... [more]
Erta Ale lava lake overflowing (archive image from Dec 2010)
Monday, Jan 18, 2016
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. ... [more]
The lava lake of Erta Ale in late Nov 2015 (photo: Ingrid / VolcanoDiscovery)
Thursday, Dec 03, 2015
During our recent volcano expedition to the Danakil depression, we have observed the active lava lake of Erta Ale - which had been at very high level just a few meters before overflowing - for three continuous days (19-21 November 2015). ... [more]
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015
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. ... [more]

Thursday, Apr 09, 2015
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. [more]

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