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Pico volcano, Pico Island, A├žores Archipel (2007) (Photo: Hugues)
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Caldera of Santorini volcano, Greece (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The most spectacular explosion occur from a vent located centrally on the crater terrace. (Photo: Ingrid)
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Shadows cast by Klyuchevskoy and Kamen volcanoes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Obsidian veins in the lava flow breccia and pieces on the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Red poppies arranged by chance as if in a loose circle. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The Balos bay seen from near the chapel (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Small and large hornitos / spatter cones nicely arranged along the "bottoniera"-type fissure from 1947. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Volcanologist Dimitris from the Volcanological Institute has come with us to take spectroscopic gas measurements of Karymsky. He soon tells us that SO2 emissions are elevated. Will we see some eruptions? (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Constant ash venting and smaller explosions followed during the rest of the night. After the explosion at 11:02 UTC, the volcano had no other vulcanian explosions for about 20 hours. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The dense eruption column partially collapses into small pyroclastic flows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The lava lake is literally filled to the rim of its self made circular containment wall, making it overflow at the lowest point of this continuously changing ring wall whenever the lava is ferociously boiling and spattering. (Photo: Hans and Jooske)
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Merapi seen from near Kaliurang at night. Ash in the sky above blur the view. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Fuego volcano ash cloud (Guatemala) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A small glacier occupies parts of the 20 m wide tube. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Hydrothermal field at Lassen volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Starting the trail to Gorely volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Eruption plume (1) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The flat area around the eastern base of the cone of Yasur volcano is covered with thousands of large bombs from strong eruptions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Explosion from Fuego volcano, Guatemala (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The flat bottom of the caldera (Nisyros volcano, Greece). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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View onto the Awash river who has carved its bed deep into the layers of lava flows of the Rift Valley.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The New SE crater itself is only rarely visible. Here, it just had produced two explosions, each creating rings. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The complex Marum crater with its active lava pond (left) and the main crater Mbwelesu (right) as well as the Niri Mbwelesu pit crater near the rim of Marum (center), probably containing a crusted-over and active lava pond as well seen from the air. The smaller collapse pit Niri Mbwelesu Taten in the background S of Marum (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Emae Island and its chain of volcanic cones seen from N. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Glowing rocks at the lava dome. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Hydrothermal deposits and colored water creeks in the crater of Papandayan volcano (West Java, Indonesia) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Sakurajima with a moderate ash emission seen from the south near our hotel (March 2018) (Photo: Ivana Dorn)
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DAY 11-12 : From Wakru to Mekele - these days are largely spare in order to accomodate for any unforeseen inconveniences (jeep break down, detours due to local floodings, ...) that might have disrupted the schedule of our Danakil expedition. After the harsh living conditions in the Danakil depression, we slowly re-adjust to modern comfort in the beautiufl east Ethiopian highlands. (Photo: Ingrid)
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Menacing cloudy sky with mammatus clouds ( mammatocumulus) at the Selim Pass. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A very regular curved ropy pattern on a cooled flow's surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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1 Oct
Wide-angle view of the island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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As the blue hour is over, the strong moonlight takes its place. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Windy afternoon atop the caldera cliffs in Oia. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Wider angle of Chikurachiki near the Shelihov Bay. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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