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

Erta Ale's location:

 

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April 2023: There is active lava in both the northern and southern pits. Numerous thermal anomalies are noted with satellite data.

 

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Erta Ale Eruptive History

2023 Activity is present in both the southern and northern craters
2022 Small lava lake in the southern crater.
2021 Satellite data shows ongoing thermal anomalies
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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Images of Erta Ale

No monitoring on this volcano

 

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