Volcanologists capture close-up views of Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

Volcanologists capture close-up views of Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

Four volcanologists from DR Congo's Goma Volcano Observatory climbed to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo on June 11, 2021, to take a closer look at the crater after the deadly eruption on May 22. The team used drones and cameras to assess landslips and monitor…

Nearly 416 000 people displaced after eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

Nearly 416 000 people displaced after eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has estimated the total number of displaced people linked to the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on May 22, 2021, to be 415 700, with 47% of them children. In the city of Goma, more than 500 000 people have…

Significant damage after M5.3 earthquake near Nyiragongo volcano

Significant damage after M5.3 earthquake near Nyiragongo volcano

Significant building damage was reported after a shallow M5.3 earthquake (RMB) hit Rubavu, Rwanda at 09:03 UTC (11:03 LT) on May 25, 2021. The USGS is reporting it as M4.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the strongest of numerous earthquakes recorded in the…

Mount Nyiragongo erupts, causing nearby residents to flee in panic, DR Congo

Mount Nyiragongo erupts, causing nearby residents to flee in panic, DR Congo

Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo started erupting at around 17:15 UTC on May 22, 2021, producing high lava fountains and lava flows that forced nearby residents to evacuate in panic. According to local media reports, many residents of the nearby…

Deadly floods sweep through Kinshasa and Brazzaville in Congo and DR Congo

Deadly floods sweep through Kinshasa and Brazzaville in Congo and DR Congo

Severe flash flooding hit the neighboring cities of Kinshasa in DR Congo and Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo after heavy rains on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. At least four people died, while several houses and infrastructure were damaged. Heavy downpours triggered…