Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00121
This 1992 view looks S over the summit crater of Erta Ale. A pit crater at the center contains an active lava lake, not visible from this view. Overflows of lava from this crater during 1971-73 diverged around an older cone and covered much of the broad crater floor.
Photo by Luigi Cantamessa, 1992 (courtesy of Pierre Vetsch).
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