Aluto volcano, Ethiopia's main source of geothermal energy is in the center of attention, for a group of scientists from U.K. and Ethiopia, who using advanced monitoring techniques, are exploring the development of the Rift Valley. The research findings have been recently published in the open access journal Geosphere.
Watch a breath taking video of the results of a volcanic eruption in the area of Ubinas, Peru, showing a massive landslide of lava and rubble. Filming of the incident was performed by the Geophysical Institute of Peru, taking geophysical measurements in the area when the landslide began.
A lava lake has formed in the Masaya volcano in Nicaragua drawing many tourists to the area. This phenomena occurs when lava accumulates in the crater of a volcano. These lava lakes are rare with only a few volcanoes around the world producing continuous ones. The lava lake in the Masaya volcano is temporary. Temporary lava lakes last only until the lava cools which could take a few weeks or a few months.