3. Dallol itself is a dizzying riot of colour created by rain and seawater from the nearby coast, heated by magma. The sea salt reacts with volcanic minerals in the magma, creating luminescent colors.
4. While it’s somewhat similar to active hydrothermal zones like Yellowstone in the US, it is much hotter and far more acidic. In fact, the waters here have an average pH of 0.2 – almost unequalled in nature.