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THE HOTTEST PLACE ON EARTH REVEALED!

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INDEX

The hottest place on earth revealed!

Danakil Depression, located in the northeastern corner of Ethiopia, is the hottest place on earth.The temperatures ranges125 degree celsius!

Also called “Gateway to Hell”.

Lava Lake at the Erta Ale Volcano is one of the 4 living lava lakes in the world.

lava lake of erte ale
Lava lake at Erta Ale

LOCATION

The hottest place on Earth revealed! Located at Afar region of Ethiopia.Secondly,it records being the hottest place on Earth.Caused by the divergence of three tectonic plates in the Horn of Africa

Sulfur formation in Afar region

In addition,the geographical factors of interest to tourists are Dallol and Yellow Lake’s hydrological system.

FEATURES

Numerous sulfur springs, volcanoes, geysers, acid pools, colorful mineral rich lakes surround the area, forming a diversity of three tectonic plates.

Volcanic activity heats spring water, bringing sulfur and iron to the surface, meanwhile,leaving yellow, green, and orange deposits.

As a result,the deposits create a different landscape here.The temperature is perishable.Above all,tourists enjoy a lot. This place attracts foreigners to Ethiopia.

LIFE

No settlements in and around here.People travel here from long distances for sightseeing.

Numerous archaeobacteria are present.It can survive in high temperature,acidic conditions.In addition they are useful for various researches.

ERTA ALE THE VOLCANO

 Erta ale

Afar is known as the “Smoking Mountains” and “Gateway to Hell”, the Erta Ale is a active basaltic shield volcano. It is the only active volcano in the world, with lava lakes. lakes around the world.

Erta Ale has two active lava lakes -therefore making it a unique place.

Erta Ale was discovered in 1906. . Also the land around Erta Ale is a huge pool of active magma.

The volcano erupted in 1873, 1903, 1940, 1960, 1967 and 2005, killing hundreds of cattle and forcing thousands to flee.

In 2007 the lava flow once again forced the evacuation and consequently two people died.