Friday, December 12, 2008

Erta-Ale Explosion

A cool update to increase your random knowledge.

Recently, the only active volcano in Ethiopia (Mt. Erta Ale) erupted. It's in the Danakil Depression which borders Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti (for you Ethiopia neophytes - think East). The Danakil is the lowest point in Africa (500 feet below sea level), one of the hottest places on the continent, and where they found Lucy.

Some friend of ours in Ethiopia sent us this picture. Enjoy!

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