Lava lake volcanic activity, Ethiopia

Lava lake volcanic activity, Ethiopia

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Caption: Lava lake volcanic activity. Lava fountains breaking through the crust on the surface of the lava lake of the Erta Ale basaltic shield volcano , located in the Danakil depression, Ethiopia. This lava lake is part of the summit caldera. The highly active lava fountains move around the lava lake in a manner similar to that of hotspots in the Earth's crust.

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