Dallol Volcano and Hydrothermal Field

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The Danakil Depression is a rift valley that parallels the Red Sea in northern Ethiopia. It is a minor structure related to the rift between Africa and the Arabian peninsula. As the rift opens, the floor of the Danakil Depression subsides. After millions of years of subsidence, the deepest part of the depression is about 410 feet below sea level.

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Picture 1. Dallol CraterDallol Volcano and Hydrothermal FieldOne of the world's strangest volcanic landscapes is located 269 feet below sea level in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia.Geologic Setting of the Danakil DepressionTheDanakil Depressionis a rift valley that parallels the Red Sea in northern Ethiopia. It is a minor structure related to the rift between Africa and the Arabian peninsula. As the rift opens, the floor of the Danakil Depression subsides. After millions of years of subsidence, the deepest part of the depression is about 410 feet below sea level. It is one of the lowest points on Earth.Several times during the formation of the Danakil Depression, water has overtopped the divide between the Danakil Basin and the Red Sea, flooding the basin with seawater. Thick evaporite sequences were deposited in the basin as the seawater evaporated in the hot dry cli

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