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Small pyroclastic flow from Krakatau (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The Tsonakas volcano on Methana (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Lava oozing out from the inflating crust of the flow front. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Weathered lava surface (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Aerial view of part of the colourful Dallol hydrothermal mineralisations, hot springs and salt deposits (c)
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The lava lake's black crust is continuously renewed when liquid lava from below overflows and recycles it (Erta Ale fissure eruption) (c)
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An isolated small explosion occurred in the evening around 19:15 local time, generating a small ash plume rising a few 100 m and throwing some lava bombs onto the upper flanks. Apart from this event, no other explosions were observed during the night and the following two days. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Aerial view towards north. You can see the most beautiful lava domes of Methana. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Chapel at Plaka, built into the white pumice tuff from the 1613 BC Minoan eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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As the crust breaks open, a miniature skylight is formed, allowing us a look inside the red glowing hot interior of the active pahoehoe lava flow (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Gas rising up and exploding through the lava lake's surface creates lots of spattering at the edge of the lake (south crater inside Erta Ale's summit caldera) (c)
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The layers of the scoria cone are build up of black lava droplets with green olivine crystals, the latter being heavier than the former and hence getting left behind and accumulated during wind and water action (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Dramatic deep red glow rising up above the edge of the south crater in Erta Ale's summit caldera (c)
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The ropy structures also provide suitable root holds for the ferns. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Ash eruption from the Santiaguito lava dome. Bluish flames around the circular perimeter of the active dome, corresponding to the outline of the vent, are visible.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A light ash plume can be seen rising from the top of the volcano where the active vent of the 2018 eruption lies. The volcano forms a prominent landmark, rising to 2462 m elevation from near sea level out of the otherwise flat landscape of the Albay Gulf. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Yellow-white salt deposits at the edge of a green acid pond in Dallol (c)
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Some of the new vents around the south crater are forming small hornitos through lava spattering (Erta Ale summit caldera) (c)
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The helicopter keeps the engine running while we unload everything to return as soon as possible, before the weather worsens; fortunately, the rotor blades are at safe height. Karymsky volcano in the background emits a dense steam plume, while the sky is already covered with dense clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Red scoria layers from lava fountains during the violent 1866 Mt Tarawera eruption in New Zealand (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A lava fountain, still maintaining the shape of the bubble producing it, in plain sunlight. Note the heat blur of the lake's surface in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The interaction of heated groundwater with local rocks, salts and chemicals from magma at depth has created this unique and colourful landscape of bizarre salt deposits and acid ponds (c)
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A large pumice flow deposit and deeply cut gorge in the sea cliff near Papafrangos. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Church with blue cuppola at Exo Gonia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Eruption with strong lightning at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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ErtaAleMondlicht.jpg (Photo: Reinhard Radke)
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Aerial view of the large lava lake that has formed at Erta Ale's fissure eruption site (c)
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Lava flowing into the sea from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The 1000m tall cliff above Frontera (El Golfo), the scar of a giant landslide that remove much of the El Golfo volcanic complex of the NW part of the island. Numerous volcanic dikes (the vertical rock structures) are seen cutting through the layers of lava flows that once were erupted from the El Golfo volcano of El Hierro.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Orange water, Anak Krakatau western shore (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The lava glow from Benbow (Ambrym, Vanuatu) is so intense that the cloud above the crater is illuminated. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Close up of the edge of the active lava lake now deep down in the south crater of Erta Ale's summit caldera (c)
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Vulcanian eruption at night with lightning (1 Sep 09). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The mud pool around the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Close up of part of an eruptive fissure on the slopes of Erta Ale shield volcano (c)
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