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Ethiopian eruption – further coverage 10 November 2008

Posted by admin in Africa, Alu, Dalaffilla, Erta Ale, eruptions, Ethiopia, geoscience.
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NASA’s Earth Observatory has a feature today on one of the MODIS images of the eruption in the Afar region of north-east Ethiopia, captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite on 4 November, that have been discussed here in an earlier post: Activity on the Erta Ale Range.

This link came via Geology.com, who also have a very useful article on the wider geological context for all that’s going on in the Ethiopian Rift: East Africa’s Great Rift Valley: A Complex Rift System (by James Wood and Alex Guth). For further background reading, try this article from Spiegel Online, March 2006: Africa’s New Ocean: A Continent Splits Apart.

Viewing the Ethiopia category will bring up previous posts from The Volcanism Blog on this eruption.

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1. misrach hailu - 26 February 2009

That is the most magnificent thing i’ve ever known!

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