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Dalaffilla volcano (Erta Ale range, Ethiopia), activity update: extensive lava flows

vr, 7 nov 2008, 12:00
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As more news come in, the eruption in the Erta Ale range can now almost certainly be attributed to a fissure between Dalaffilla and Alu volcanoes. It could be one of the largest volcanic eruptions known in historic times in Africa. News reports interpreting satellite data suggest that there were enormous lava flows in the early stages of the eruption.
An abnormal heat source covering an area of more than 300 square kilometers, possibly due to extremely wide-spread lava flows, was detected by MODIS.
Not much more details about the eruption and its effects on the very scarsely populated Afar area are available at present.
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Koppelingen / Bronnen:
  • MODIS - the University of Hawaii’s MODVOLC hot-spot monitoring tool: modis.higp.hawaii.edu
Vorig nieuws
Fri, 31 Oct 2008, 14:52
The VolcanoDiscovery presentation of the 4 Greek volcanoes at the German volcanological museum Lava-Dome in Mendig/Germany on Oktober 29th was successful. Tobias Schorr introduced the public to the unknown Greek volcanoes and their geological and cultural history. Milos as the beginning of the first industrial mining in Greek history was the start. He explained how the mining of obsidian was important for prehistoric people and how the tools were used and exported from Milos to other Greek islands. The Minoan eruption of Santorini´s volcano and its impact in prehistoric culture was one of the most interesting facts in his presentation. The public also loved his photos from Methana volcanic peninsula and his presentation of some rock samples after the show. The next presentation will take place in the VHS-Remagen/Germany on 25 November. ... Lees alle
Tue, 21 Oct 2008, 12:04
The Methana peninsula from the ship
Tobias Schorr came just back from a very nice private walking study tour on Methana. The weather allowed many interesting walks into the mountains of Methana. Old friends and the great landscape were the highlights. Tobias is still planning new tours on Methana for 2009. We will keep you updated. ... Lees alle
Sat, 18 Oct 2008, 15:39
We are looking for the owner of 2 lost picture cards found with 650 images from a volcano tour on Stromboli and other places. The photos were taken between 26 Aug 08 and 3 Sep 08. The first picture shows the door of the "Magmatrek" office on Stromboli. Lees alle
Mon, 19 May 2008, 17:03
Etna - keeping us busy with eruptions at the moment - is worth an own tour in iteself. We have now developed a new exciting program to get to know this wonderful mountain in a series of moderate to challenging hikes, including a full traverse of the mountain. A first group departure is set for 2-8 November. Lees alle
Sat, 26 Apr 2008, 18:53
This year the VolcanoDiscovery Team celebrates the Greek orthodox Easter on the volcanic peninsula of Methana. ... Lees alle
 

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