Photo Gallery: A New Ocean Forms in Africa
01/20/2011
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Erta Ale, a volcano in the deserts of Ethiopia’s Afar Triangle in northeastern...
University of Bristol / Lorraine Field

Erta Ale, a volcano in the deserts of Ethiopia’s Afar Triangle in northeastern Africa, erupts. The volcano’s crater had always had a bubbling soup of silver-black lava. But, in November 2010, it started erupting again after decades of lying dormant.

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