Close-Up images taken of remote Nabro’s eruption

Close-Up images taken of remote Nabro’s eruption

Eritrea's Nabro volcano has been erupting for a week, but few details of the event are known because of the volcano's remoteness. This pair of images are the first detailed ones taken of erupting vent and lava flows Nabro began erupting on June 12, and has…

Saharan dust drifts west over Atlantic Ocean

Saharan dust drifts west over Atlantic Ocean

A massive Saharan dust plume has drifted west over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands, located 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa.GOES, a US geostationary weather satellite, captured the below image of the dust Friday.  The image presents the

Nabro Volcano evolving into a milder, more effusive eruption

Nabro Volcano evolving into a milder, more effusive eruption

After nearly a week of explosive activity, Eritrea’s Nabro Volcano seems to be evolving into a milder, more effusive eruption. By June 19th, the maximum altitude of Nabro’s ash plume dropped from a maximum of 45,000 feet (14,000 meters) to 25,000 feet…

Eruption at Nabro Volcano, Eritrea

Eruption at Nabro Volcano, Eritrea

Nabro is one of the basaltic rift volcanoes that lie along the East African Rift, where Africa is being opened like a zipper (the Red Sea is also part of this splitting of continents). There is no known historical eruptions of Nabro, but it appears that the volcano