MOUNT OLDONYO LENGAI
North of Tanzania, Eastern of the rift valley and Southern of Lake Natron lies Mount Oldonyo Lengai – The Mountain of GOD as the Maasai tribe believes. Standing at 2820 meters above sea level and known as the only Active volcano mountain in the world that erupts most fluid lava (Natrocarbonatite). During the day most of this lava flows look like fluid black oil.Some feel the lava flows mud-like-flows. Natrocarbonatite lava turns white when in contact with moisture. During rainy periods, the lava turns white almost immediately whilst this whitening takes longer during the dry periods.
Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai also has phases of explosive activity during which the composition of the lava may contain much more silicate material. With this type of eruption, initial phases of the eruption may include strong lava fountains but usually there is no fluid lava and ash eruptions accompanied by ejection of rocks and explosions occurs. The two most recent eruptions of this type occurred during 1966-1967 and 2007-2008. Almost without fail, about every seven years Oldoinyo Lengai erupts and plumes of smoke billow out of the crater. At other times it is possible to walk down into the crater, almost to the edge of the molten lava flows.
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