Caption: Ol Doinyo Lengai volcanic vent eruption. Natrocarbonatitic lava erupting from a vent on the summit of the volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai (Mountain of God). This stratovolcano is in the Rift Valley in northern Tanzania. The lava is rich in sodium and carbonates, and emerges from the crater at between 500 and 590 degrees Celsius, the coolest lava of any known active volcano. Unlike normal lava, this lava looks like a silvery mud as it is too cool to glow visibly during the day. It is also very fluid compared to normal lava, sometimes being less viscous than water. Filmed in 2000. The last eruptive activity at Ol Doinyo Lengai was in 2014, although new activity in 2017 has been reported as possibly preceding a new eruption.

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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcanic vent eruption

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