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Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in all of Europe, lies in southeastern Iceland. In places 400 meters (1,312 feet) thick, the massive glacier covers 8 percent of the entire country. Vatnajökull is subject to glacial melt floods because of several active volcanoes heat melts portions of the bottom side of the glacier…(Read More)

Antarctica’s Mount Erebus may be covered with glaciers, but they do little to cool the volcano’s molten core. The world’s southernmost volcano to show activity during recorded history, Erebus holds a lava lake and occasionally experiences explosive eruptions. In 2004, the reliable presence of a lava lake at this volcano’s summit…(Read More)

Erta Ale volcano is a large basaltic shield volcano in the Erta Ale volcanic range in the central northern Danakil depression (NE Ethiopia). Erta Ale is one of the main attractions of the Danakil, and had become a popular tour destination in recent years. In Ethiopia’s Afar region—where three tectonic plates wrench themselves…(Read More)

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