Erta Ale

volcano in Ethiopia

Erta Ale is a 613 metres (2,011 ft) shield volcano in Ethiopia.[4] The name means Smoking Mountain.[5] It is one of the most active volcanoes in Africa.[6]

Erta Ale
Erta Ale in 2011
Highest point
Elevation613 m (2,011 ft)[1]
ListingList of volcanoes in Ethiopia
Coordinates13°36′N 40°40′E / 13.600°N 40.667°E / 13.600; 40.667[2]
Parent rangeErta Ale Range
Mountain typeShield volcano
Last eruption2005 to 2019 (Ongoing)[3]


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  2. "Erta Ale". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
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  5. Schrader, Robert (6 June 2019). "The Story Behind Erta Ale Volcano, Ethiopia's "Door to Hell"". TripSavvy. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  6. "Visiting Erta Ale volcano: the 'hike to hell and back'". Atlas & Boots. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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