The marked growth of the lava lake of ERTA Ale volcano

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The lava lake in the southern pit crater of the ERTA Ale volcano again started to overflow from the beginning of November. Fresh lava flows covered a large part of the Caldera floor. ERTA Ale volcano, located in the remote afar region in northeast Ethiopia. The name of the volcano means “Smoking mountain”.

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ERTA Ale — the most active volcano of Ethiopia and one of only five known volcanoes in the world with a lava lake, and the world’s only volcano, whose lava lake just two, making it truly unique.

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