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Volcanoes of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (6)

Karisimbi | May-ya-moto | Nyamuragira | Nyiragongo | Tshibinda | Visoke
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Karisimbi

(Stratovolcano 4507 m / 14,787 ft)
Karisimbi volcano with snow cover seen from the rim of Nyiragongo
Karisimbi volcano with snow cover seen from the rim of Nyiragongo
Karisimbi is the highest of the Virunga volcanoes in Central Africa in the border region of Rwanda and DR Congo. It is the 11th highest mountain of Africa and currently in a dormant stage. There are no confirmed historical eruptions.
Its name stems from word "amasimbi" in l... [more]

May-ya-moto

(Fumarole field 950 m / 3,117 ft)
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Nyamuragira

(Shield volcano 3058 m / 10,033 ft)
Eruption of Nyamuragira volcano from the Kimanura east vent in mid January 2012
Eruption of Nyamuragira volcano from the Kimanura east vent in mid January 2012
Nyamuragira (also spelled Nyamulagira) is a large shield volcano similar to Mauna Loa on Hawai'i and is one of Africa's most active volcanoes. Every few years, it produces eruptions often from radial fissures emitting lava fountains and large, fluid lava flows traveling many kilo... [more]

Nyiragongo

(Stratovolcano 3470 m / 11,384 ft)
The lava lake of Nyiragongo volcano
The lava lake of Nyiragongo volcano
Nyiragongo (also spelled Niragongo), one of the world's most beautiful and active volcanoes, is a large stratovolcano near Lake Kivu at the eastern border of DRCongo with Rwanda in the Virunga National Park.
It has a 1.2 km diameter summit caldera containing the world's mo... [more]

Tshibinda

(Cinder cones 1460+ m / 4,790 ft)
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Visoke

(Stratovolcano 3711 m / 12,175 ft)
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News
Wed, 13 Jul 2022, 14:00

Nyiragongo volcano (DR Congo) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 6 July-12 July 2022 (Continuing Activity)

Thermal anomalies from lava effusion on Nyiragongo's crater floor were identified in satellite images on 1, 6, and 11 July. ... Read all
Wed, 13 Jul 2022, 14:00

Nyamulagira volcano (DR Congo) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 6 July-12 July 2022 (Continuing Activity)

Thermal anomalies from lava effusion on Nyamulagira's crater floor were identified in satellite images on 6 and 11 July. ... Read all
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