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Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo), update: eruption continues with lava fountains and lava flow
Monday Jan 16, 2012 10:11 AM | BY: T
The eruption at Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo) continues with lava fountains 50-150 m high, ejections of incandescent bombs reaching up to 600 m, and the emission of an aa lava flow from the second (eastern) vent.
Lava fountain and the active lava flow emerging from the breach of the erupting flank cone of Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
Our expedition group just returned from a visit to the area on 8 Jan and a series of spectacular images and videos is now available.
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Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo), update: new satellite images show active lava flows
Friday Jan 06, 2012 10:48 AM | BY: T
Nyamuragira (also spelled Nyamulagira), is a massive basaltic shield volcano located north of Goma (DR Congo) and near the other active volcano, Nyiragongo, famous for its permanent lava lake.
Nyamuragira is one of Africa's largest and most active volcanoes. Its current eruption started in November 2012 from a flank vent located in an uninhabited area about 10 km ENE side of the volcano's summit.
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Thursday, Jan 05, 2012
Franz took this picture almost exactly one year ago on the rim of Nyiragongo lava lake, one of the world's most spectacular volcanoes. [more]
Monday, Jan 02, 2012
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011
The photo was taken in spring 2009 and shows an explosion from Stromboli's NE crater in the evening twilight. In the first half of 2009 in particular, this crater was in spectacular, vigorous activity. It had quickly built a tall cone, changing and dominating the crater terrace of Stromboli, and although more changes have happened, it is still one of the main features of the crater today. ... [more]
Monday, Dec 19, 2011
Millions of years ago, dense forests were growing on the slopes of the island of Lesbos. Sequoias reached enormous heights. Eventually, after a long repose interval, the volcanoes of the island became active again. One of the largest eruptions generated hot ash flow that engulfed once verdant mountain forests and buried them under many meters of hot ash. ... [more]