Eruption over on new Red Sea island? – Update.

It looks like the eruption on the new Red Sea Island has stopped, at least for the time being.

Previous Posts on the New Island:


The new island is part of the Zubair Islands, located about 40 miles off the coast of Yemen.  It is about 3,300 feet long and about 1,650 feet wide.  This NASA image is from January 15.

Other volcano related news.

In Ethiopia, a party of tourists visiting Erta Ale volcano were attacked by gunman in the middle of the night at a camping spot on the crater rim.  At least 5 were killed and several taken hostage. The 5 dead victims were from Germany (2), Hungary (2), and Austria (1).  Two Germans and two Ethiopians were abducted.  Seven other tourists were wounded.  They were from Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Ethiopia.  The gunmen were said to be a group of rebels from Eritea.


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