Erta Ale volcano is a large basaltic shield volcano in the Erta Ale volcanic range in the central northern Danakil depression (NE Ethiopia). Erta Ale is only 613 m high, but as typical for a shield volcano has a very gentle slopes and a large 40 km diameter base. Erta Ale is one of the main attractions of the Danakil, and had became a popular tour destination in recent years. Erta Ale (Ethiopia) volcano news:Erta Ale volcano (Ethiopia): German tourist killed - probably by accidentWednesday Dec 06, 2017 10:07 AM | BY: TWatching the lava lake of Erta Ale at dusk (image: Ingrid Smet / VolcanoAdventures)Previous newsVery sad news arrives from the Danakil desert where last Sunday 3 December a German tourist died and his Ethiopian guide got injured while they were climbing Erta Ale. For the moment it seems that other tour groups continue to visit Erta Ale as planned and our partners will also carry out an Erta Ale expedition scheduled to leave this Sunday.
Source: Ethiopian News December 06, 2017 10:07 UTC