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Alu/Dalaffilla fissure eruption at the NASA Earth Observatory 6 February 2009

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November 2008 Alu/Dalaffilla Fissure Eruption (NASA Earth Observatory. Formosat image copyright 2008 Dr Cheng-Chien Liu, National Cheng-Kung University, and Dr An-Ming Wu, National Space Organization, Taiwan.)

The NASA Earth Observatory image of the day for 4 February 2009 is a crystal-clear Formosat-2 true-colour image of the Alu/Dalaffilla area of the Afar region of north-eastern Ethiopia, for which I have written the caption. This is the place where a notable fissure eruption occurred in November 2008 (see earlier coverage at the Earth Observatory).

The original image (reduced size version above) is available at 720 x 540 pixels and a huge and beautiful 7700 x 9720 pixels (7MB). For the full picture visit the Earth Observatory, and do also have a look at the other wonderful images of the day, going back to 1999, available via the Image of the Day index page.

(Credit: NASA Earth Observatory. Formosat image copyright 2008 Dr Cheng-Chien Liu, National Cheng-Kung University, and Dr An-Ming Wu, National Space Organization, Taiwan.)

Information
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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