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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano eruptions

Stratovolcano 2890 m
Tanzania, -2.75°S / 35.9°E
Eruption list: 1550 BC (?), 50 AD (?), 700 AD (?), 1350 (?), 1880, 1882, 1904, 1907, 1914, 1916, 1921, 1926, 1940, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1983, 1994, 2006, 2007-ongoing

Activity in 2010 - natrocarbonatite flows on the crater bootom
The crater of Lengai with active natrocarbonatite lava on its floor on 10 Oct 2010 (photo: Michael Dalton-Smith)Zoom onto the active vent and a possible lava lake inside the crater of Lengai volcano (photo: Michael Dalton-Smith)Similarly to previous phases, new natrocarbonatite lava is being erupted from vents at the bottom of the new crater. If this activity continues, it might once again fill the crater.

Links and further info:

The Ol Doinyo Lengai web site/
Celia Nyamweru’s Website - This is the most comprehensive website on the history of Ol Doinyo Lengai, by an expert on the Rift Valley.
OL DOINYO LENGAI - The Mountain of God/
Fred Belton's extensive website dedicated to Lengai. Fred visits Lengai (almost) every year and comes back with lots of information and observation about the volcano's activity. Extensive News, other links, expedition infos, photos.

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