Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake 16-19 Jan 2017: videos

16 January | 17 January | 18-19 January


All videos copyright: Paul Reichert

After calming down a bit in the morning, new lava overflows occur from the lake starting at around noon. This time, the activity continues to increase even more until the whole lake is boiling over on all sides, flooding all the flanks of the new shield and a portion of the caldera floor with fresh lava flows:

#1: Lava boils over the whole rim of the lava lake
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#2 Peak of activity


#3 Build-up: overflows starting in the early afternoon (1)


#4 Build-up: overflows starting in the early afternoon (2)


#5 Build-up: overflows starting in the early afternoon (3)


More videos:
Build-up: overflows starting in the early afternoon (4)
Build-up: overflows starting in the early afternoon (5)
Build-up: overflows starting in the early afternoon (6)

#6 Lava flows spread in all directions in the caldera (evening 17 Jan)


#7: Extremely strong activity continues into night


16 January | 17 January | 18-19 January




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