The marked growth of the lava lake of ERTA Ale volcano

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”.




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.