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Alu/Dalaffilla eruption – photographs 19 December 2008

Posted by admin in activity reports, Africa, Alu, Dalaffilla, eruptions, Ethiopia, geoblogosphere.
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In November an eruption occurred in the Afar region of north-east Ethiopia. Two pictures of that eruption from ground level have been published by Sylvie and Daniel Chereau’s volcano site: they were taken by Claude-Henri Mussat on 3 and 4 November and show a lofty plume. The pictures are copyrighted, so are not reproduced here – click on the link above to view.

In a new post today at the same site, there is an interesting (French language) summary, with many images, of the debate over the location of the eruption: Alu, Dalaffilla, or a point in between? The evidence from satellite imagery is strongly in favour of the latter – a fissure eruption from between Alu and Dalaffilla – but the possibility remains that the two volcanic centres are part of the same complex. More research needed …

For more on the Ethiopian eruption: Ethiopia « The Volcanism Blog.

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