Articles tagged "nyiragongo"

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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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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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Close view of the world's largest lava lake at Nyiragongo volcano, Congo

Award winning photographer and self-proclaimed adventure seeker Bradley Ambrose from Auckland, New Zealand recently ventured into treacherous Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help assist a team of Japanese scientists. Nyiragongo volcano has...

February 29, 2016

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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