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Ongoing volcanic activity in north-east Ethiopia 17 November 2008

Posted by admin in activity reports, Africa, Alu, Dalaffilla, eruptions, Ethiopia.
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The eruptive activity in the Afar region of north-east Ethiopia that began on 3 November is continuing, with substantial effusive lava flows visible on recent MODIS satellite images of the area. Activolcans reported yesterday the presence of ‘a very important thermal anomaly in the Alu volcanic zone, north of Erta Ale’. The MODIS images for the period 12-17 November, generated by the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology hotspots website, are as follows:

MODIS images of Ethiopian eruption, 12-17 November 2008 (Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology)

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

Global Volcanism Program: Dalaffilla – information about Dalaffilla (0201-07=)
Global Volcanism Program: Alu – information about Alu (0201-06=)
Global Volcanism Program: volcanoes of Africa (northeastern) and the Red Sea – regional list of volcanoes from the Global Volcanism Program

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