Ethiopia’s blue volcano burns deadly sulphuric gas

by Clare Wilson

Posted on New Scientist (Image: Olivier Grunewald)
Posted on New Scientist (Image: Olivier Grunewald)

IT’S a volcano, but not as we know it. This cerulean eruption takes place in the Danakil Depression, a low-lying plain in Ethiopia. The volcano’s lava is the usual orange-red – the blue comes from flames produced when escaping sulphuric gases burn. Read more on New Scientist

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