Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The wonders of the Afar

Some remarkable pictures of activity in the Afar Depression

First time I've heard Africa had geysers.  I wonder how many?  Well, let's see at the following Web site:


So there's a few of them. North America (by virtue of Yellowstone) has a lot more geysers, but Africa has two active lava lakes, and right now a fire-fountaining cone, and if you count the Red Sea, a Surtsey-type marine eruption.  And occasional massive outbreaks of lava.

Geysers and flamingos -- you won't see that in North America

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