Nabro Volcano, Eritrea
The Nabro Volcano in the sparsely populated Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea unexpectedly erupted for the first time on record on June 12, 2011, with very little warning, and bearing significant societal and environmental consequences during several days of eruption. Most of the impacts of the volcano fell on the Eritrean village of Siroru. At the same time, strong seismic activities occurred on the other side of the border in Ethiopia, at the Mallahle volcano area. The eruption produced a large ash plume that drifted westwards over northern Africa and quickly reached more than 1000 km length. The situation triggered an exemplary response which involved several international actors.
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