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Ethiopia’s Etra Ale volcano: The ‘Gateway to Hell’ is CRACKING

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 26, 2017


  • Lava lake inside Ethiopia’s Etra Ale volcano reaches searing temperatures exceeding 1,100 degrees Celsius
  • New fissures opened up about 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the summit caldera, spilling large amounts of lava
  • At least one of the lava lakes has experienced large changes in the level of its lava

NASA satellite imagery has spotted new cracks opening up near Africa’s ‘Gateway to Hell’ – more officially known as the Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia.

Scientists think nearby tectonic activity is causing large amounts of lava to spill out of the large, flat shield volcano, which features two lava lakes that have been bubbling and burning for decades.

It’s one of the most spectacular sights in the natural world – not that you’d want to get too close, with lava temperatures inside these cauldrons reaching as high as 1,100 degrees Celsius (2,012 degrees Fahreneheit).

According to eyewitness reports, the lava lake levels have risen significantly over the past few weeks, producing “massive overflows” and “intense spattering” on top of the new fissures captured by NASA’s satellites on the southeastern flank of the volcano, 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) from the summit.

The picture above was captured by NASA’s Operational Land Imager (OLI) camera sat on board the Landsat 8 satellite: it combines natural colour and shortwave infrared light signals to identify smoke plumes as well as areas of increased temperature that would normally be invisible to the naked eye.

Where the infrared hot spots are marked in red on the image is where the overflowing lava channels are running.

These are the first flows beyond the volcano’s crater that have been seen in a decade, according to Gezahegn Yirgu from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.

While the nearby area is uninhabited, lava could could continue to flow towards the town of Afdera, reports, and so needs to be monitored.

The ‘Gateway to Hell’ and ‘Smoking Mountain’ nicknames locals use for Erta Vale are well deserved. Set 613 metres (2,011 feet) above sea level, it’s one of just five known volcanoes with molten lava lakes, and is the only one on record with two.

The site is part of the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, where three tectonic plates are sliding away from each other as Africa and Asia move apart. In terms of average temperatures across the year, it’s one of the hottest placeson the planet.

Shield volcanoes like this are typically large and broad, with gentle slopes. They’re primarily built around fluid lava flows, and are less explosive than traditional volcanoes because the chemical make-up of the basalt lava in them is less likely to get plugged up.

How much longer tectonic movement will cause disruptions to Erta Ale isn’t clear, but the most recent reports suggest some of the overflowing has now stopped – which means the bravest photographers and tourists can venture back.

Previous visitors include Portuguese travel photographer Joel Santos, who made a dramatic video of his trip.

“Erta Ale is probably the most overwhelming, unreal and mesmerising sight one could see in a lifetime,” he told MailOnline.

Hell is really really HOT – ወዮላችሁ! to The Enemies of ZION



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The Erta Ale Lava Lake: The Doorway To Hell

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 2, 2015


For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.[Deuteronomy 32:22]

The agents of the Saudi serpent – who just separated Muslims and shot the Christians dead at the Kenyan university will soon be thrown into this pit of hell, the bottomless pit, unto Abyss along with every unsaved sinner. They call us “Abyssinia”, after all! By the way, will President Obama this afternoon give more attention to the ongoing genocide of Christians in the land of his father than to the shakmat games of the Mullahs of Iran and the Saudi Sheicks?

Ethiopia’s Erta Ale is the world’s oldest continuously active lava lake

The word Hell appears 54 times in the King James Bible, and in every place that it appears it says the same thing. Hell is a place of torment, trouble, and it is filled with an eternal burning that can never be quenched.

The prophet Isaiah tells us that in the Millennial Reign of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, there will actually be an open doorway in Jerusalem that will allow inhabitants of the Earth to see inside of Hell:

And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.” [Isaiah 66:24]

So it is with great fascination that we present to you today the place that is called the Doorway To Hell on Earth, Erta Ale in Ethiopia.

Photographer Tupy, 35, says he feared his camera would melt from the overwhelming heat of the lava as he captured the daunting scenes of the 150-ft wide basalt volcano.

The view is simply staggering,’ said the 35-year-old. ‘Lava inside the volcano is constantly moving, bubbling and bursting.’ ‘The heat was immense, when I got to an edge of the crater, it was unbearable. After couple of seconds, my facial skin was so hot, I had to get away.

There was even a point where I was afraid my camera was going to melt.’

The lava lake was so intense, and so hot that the photographer could not take it for more than a few seconds up close. How much worse will the actual Hell be for those who find themselves there 30 seconds after they die?

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: “ [Matthew 25:41]

Oh, I know death doesnt “scare you” now. Not now while you’re healthy, life is good and death seems so far off and remote. But as sure as the sun rises, your end will arrive, and so much sooner than you think. And as you step out into a Christ-less eternity and realize, too late, that your sins are still unpaid for, you WILL come face to face with the Jesus you think you don’t need now. And in THAT day, as you have rejected Him here, He will also reject you there. And you will burn beyond the end of forever, with no one to hear your cries.



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