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Erta Ale volcano Nov 2010: lava fountains

Bas bubbles bursting on the surface of the lava lake.
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Magmatic gas escapes from the lava lake and creates spectacular fountains. The liquid lava is thrown many meters into the air, bursting into thousands of fragments. When liquid pieces are torn by the expanding escaping gas, lava is often torn into thin glassy threads, so-called Pele's hair. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Magmatic gas escapes from the lava lake and creates spectacular fountains. The liquid lava is thrown... [info]
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Explosions from the lake look like strombolian fireworks. Strong degassing ejects glowing spatter up to 20-30 m height. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Explosions from the lake look like strombolian fireworks. Strong degassing ejects glowing spatter up... [info]
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Magmatic gas escapes from the lava lake and creates spectacular fountains. The liquid lava is thrown many meters into the air, bursting into thousands of fragments. When liquid pieces are torn by the expanding escaping gas, lava is often torn into thin glassy threads, so-called Pele's hair. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Magmatic gas escapes from the lava lake and creates spectacular fountains. The liquid lava is thrown... [info]
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Explosions of lava from the lava lake. Overall, during 25-28 Nov, the activity of the volcano seemed to be increasing. Violently exploding gas bubbles let the lake look like a continuous strombolian firework lasting for hours. Lava often flies to 50 m or more now... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Explosions of lava from the lava lake. Overall, during 25-28 Nov, the activity of the volcano seemed... [info]
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erta_ale_i40510.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The lake has risen and the impressive lava fountains seen from the same height as the lava lake's surface. The heat blurs the air above the lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lake has risen and the impressive lava fountains seen from the same height as the lava lake's su... [info]
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The lava lake is filled to the rim with boiling lava, its walls ready to burst and let out the fiery inferno. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake is filled to the rim with boiling lava, its walls ready to burst and let out the fiery... [info]
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On 25 Nov, the lava level often rises to the rim of the ring wall, then descends again. Large spectacular bubbles burst. Note the intense heat blur and the formation of Pele's hair. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On 25 Nov, the lava level often rises to the rim of the ring wall, then descends again. Large specta... [info]
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erta_ale_i39283-2.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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