Erta Ale Volcano

Erta Ale Volcano is an active basaltic shield volcano located in Afar Region of Ethiopia. It remains the most active volcano in Ethiopia at 613 metres in height. It is notable for the longest-existing lava lake and it is one of the most inhospitable locations on earth.

Location: Afar Region, Ethiopia
Coordinates: 13.607581, 40.661734
Volcano Type: Basaltic Shield

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Erta Ale Eruptive History

2018 November - active lava present again
2018 September - no active lava present (observed during expedition)
2017 New eruptive vent observed outside of the main summit caldera
1967-2017 Ongoing eruptive activity
Previous-1967 Eruptions in 1906 and 1940. Little other information known.

 

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