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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...

June 15, 2021

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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...

June 01, 2021

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Seismicity and soil deformation indicate the presence of magma under Goma and Lake Kivu - Nyiragongo, DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered a precautionary evacuation of part of the city of Goma on Thursday, May 27, 2021, in response to frequent earthquakes in the region after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on May 22. Local military governor...

May 27, 2021

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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...

May 25, 2021

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Death toll expected to rise considerably, more than 500 homes destroyed after eruption at Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

More scary details are coming to light two days after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, May 22, 2021. While the main lava flow appears to have stopped in the district of Buhene, it affected 17 villages, destroyed...

May 24, 2021

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Nyiragongo lava flow engulfs hundreds of homes, ash rising up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) a.s.l., DR Congo

A new flank eruption started at Nyiragongo volcano around 17:15 UTC on Saturday, May 22, 2021, producing fast-flowing lava flows that reached inhabited areas. Hundreds of homes and other structures were destroyed. According to the Toulouse VAAC, volcanic ash cloud...

May 23, 2021

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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...

May 22, 2021

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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...

March 17, 2021

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Conditions at Nyiragongo volcano suggest another disaster is brewing, DR Congo

A scientific campaign set to assess the status of Nyiragongo's crater found that current conditions at the volcano suggest that peak hazard will arrive in 4 years, or earlier if an earthquake were to hit the volcano. Nyiragongo's current eruptive phase...

October 19, 2020

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Severe flooding hits DR Congo, at least 36 fatalities and 18 500 homes damaged or destroyed

Heavy rains from April 16 to 17, 2020, triggered severe flooding in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in significant damage and destruction. As of April 20, at least 36 fatalities were reported, 42 people were injured, and more than 77 000 have...

April 20, 2020

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Ebola outbreak declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on July 17, 2019. The declaration...

July 18, 2019

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Ebola virus disease spreads to Uganda

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. Although there have been numerous previous alerts, this is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighboring...

June 12, 2019

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Ebola outbreak unlikely to be contained, DR Congo

At least 1 117 people have died in world's second largest Ebola outbreak currently affecting DR Congo. WHO said the outbreak is 'unlikely' to be contained amid continued insecurity. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the accumulated cases rose to 1...

May 13, 2019

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Ebola claims over 1 000 lives in DR Congo, world's second-deadliest outbreak

More than 1 000 people have died as Ebola outbreak in Congo's North Kivu continues worsening. An alarming number of cases was reported in recent days across multiple hotspots. Since the beginning of the epidemic in August 2018, the accumulated number of cases is...

May 06, 2019

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World's second-largest Ebola outbreak spreads to major city, DR Congo

World's second-largest Ebola outbreak has spread to the city of Butembo (population 1 million), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New cases are increasing quickly in Butembo's eastern suburbs and outlying, isolated districts, sparking fears of its...

December 10, 2018

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WHO: Ebola outbreak could create a 'perfect storm' over the next weeks and months

Ebola outbreak in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could rapidly worsen and create a potential perfect storm over the next weeks and months, WHO said September 25, 2018. The worsening situation is expected due to attacks by armed groups, community...

September 25, 2018

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Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo, 17 deaths confirmed

At least 17 people have died in the north-west part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where health officials have confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry has said. The declaration of outbreak came after laboratory results confirmed two cases of the...

May 09, 2018

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At least 37 dead after floods hit Kinshasa, DR Congo

According to Congolese authorities, at least 37 people died overnight Thursday, January 4, 2018, after heavy rain caused floods and landslides that swept through shanty homes in capital Kinshasa. Many of the dead lived in Ngaliema, a poor hillside community that was...

January 04, 2018

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DR Congo: One of the most severe cholera epidemics in years continues

Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian organization, has treated more than 18 000 cholera patients across the Democratic Republic of Congo this year. One of the main reasons why cholera has increased in such a way this year is the drought that has...

October 27, 2017

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At least 12 dead, 92 missing after river overflows in North Kivu, DR Congo

At least 12 people have died and another 92 are missing after heavy rains caused Bihambwe river to overflow its banks and flood two villages in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Julien Paluku, the governor of the...

September 21, 2017

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At least 50 dead, 10 000 homeless after flash floods hit Boma, DR Congo

Severe flash flooding hit the city of Boma, Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, leaving at least 50 people dead and 10 000 homeless, authorities said Thursday, December 29, 2016. Heavy rains started on December 23 and drastically increased on the 24th and 25th,...

December 30, 2016

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New eruption forms lava lake in summit crater of Nyamuragira volcano, DR Congo

A new eruption is occurring at Nyamuragira volcano, DR Congo. A lava lake has appeared in the main pit inside its summit caldera, but so far, reports of lava flows (presumably from flank vents) on the northern slope of Nyamuragira could not be verified, VolcanoDiscovery

July 03, 2014

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Satellite observes African volcanoes Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo venting steam, DR Congo

ASTER instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite took this false-color image of the sibling African volcanoes, Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo, venting steam and other volcanic gases above the Congolese rainforest on January 29, 2014. Recent lava flows are black or...

February 04, 2014

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Landsat captures images of activity at Nyamuragira volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo

During its flyby over Africa, on June 11, 2013, NASA's Landsat satellite captured some amazing images of Nyamuragira volcano, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nyamuragira is one of Africa's most active volcanoes. Landsat observed the plume emitted from...

July 18, 2013