Erta Ale (Ethiopia) volcano news:
Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia): intense activity continues, possible lava flows outside the caldera (?)
Thursday Dec 29, 2016 19:40 PM | BY: T
Activity remains elevated at the volcano in the Danakil. The latest available information show simultaneous effusive activity from both the north and the south crater - the latter, which contained the famous lava lake has been overflowing and building a new lava shield that started to partially fill the summit caldera.
Hot spots on Erta Ale (MODIS data, Univ. Hawai'i)
It seems that lava flows have started to overflow even outside the caldera through the low part of the rim on the NE side (judging from satellite data).
Our next Erta Ale Volcano Special tour is soon (on 14 Jan) leaving for the volcano to stay 4 days and nights. Participants will hopefully be able to provide fresh information from the field.
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
Two participants on our tour in mid-late November sent us impressions from the very active Erta Ale volcano (lava lake currently overflowing) and Dallol (increased activity at the hot springs). ... [more]
Sunday, Nov 13, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]
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]
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]