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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Erta Ale Volcano



Erta Ale: is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia, the most active volcano in Ethiopia. It is in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area spanning the border with Eritrea, and the volcano itself is surrounded completely by an area below sea level, making it a relatively low-elevation volcano. Erta Ale is 613 metres (2,011 ft) high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano. Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare: there are only four in the world.

 Erta Ale Volcano
 Erta Ale Volcano
 Erta Ale Volcano
 Erta Ale Volcano
 Erta Ale Volcano
 Erta Ale Volcano

Article source: www.wikipedia.org

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