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The Erta Ale is the most active volcano in Ethiopia and is one of the few volcanoes on the world that have an almost persistent lava lake within its crater. The base of the volcano is 75 metres below sealevel and has a diameter of nearly 30 kilometres, but is only 613 metres high. The caldera is 1.6 km x 0.7 km in diameter with one or sometimes two active lava lakes.

 

Ethiopia Erta Ale volcano stamp Togo

Democratic Republic of the Congo 2013, Erta Ale Volcano.
Katja and Maurice Krafft in the foreground.

The french volcanologists Katja Krafft (1942-1991) and Maurice Krafft (1946-1991) were killed at 3rd June 1991 while filming eruptions at Mount Unzen (Japan).  

The stamp was issued in three miniaturesheets of the series "Volcans". 


Etiopia 2014 Erta Ale.
The stamps were issued in the series "Dallol – Erta Ale".

 

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