(The Gist of Science Reporter) Danakil Depression Uniquely Extreme Region [FEBRUARY-2020]

(The Gist of Science Reporter) Danakil Depression Uniquely Extreme Region


Danakil Depression Uniquely Extreme Region

  • The Danakil Depression or geological depression is the outcome of continental rifting of the Afar triangle junction.
  • The longest erupted volcano named Erta Ale, also lies in the region of the Afar triangle.
  • The average annual temperature of Danakil Depression is 94 degree Fahrenheit or 24.4 degree Celsius.
  • In the overall area of the Danakil Depression there are thousands of sulphuric acid pools which are a direct indication of titanic stirrings and volcanic activities.
  • Volcanic lava oozes out in different combinations of colours like blue, green, yellow and red.
  • Mounds of salt push the lava to flow up to a height of 100 metres.\
  • The depression is one of the most geologically active places as well as molten, acidic and bubbling expanse of land.
  • The Danakil Depression is a combination of many minerals, salts, sulphur and dissolved iron.
  • Pools of Daniel boast a pH level below one.
  • Danakil is considered to be one of the most barren ecosystems in the world.
  • Danakil Depression surrounding land was once part of the red sea.

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