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Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019
The Observatoire Volcanologique de Goma (OVG) reported that during 1-31 July the level Nyiragongo’s lava lake had dropped, making it not visible in the daytime. Incandescence from the lake continued to be visible at night. Activity also declined at a small eruptive cone that formed in the crater in 2014. [more]
Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019
The Observatoire Volcanologique de Goma (OVG) reported that collapses of the volcano’s inner crater walls observed in May 2019 continued during 1-31 July. Lava fountaining from a small cone was visible. [more]
 

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

Karisimbi |May-ya-moto |Nyamuragira |Nyiragongo |Tshibinda |Visoke
Karisimbi
(Stratovolcano)
Karisimbi volcano with snow cover seen from the rim of NyiragongoKarisimbi 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)
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Nyamuragira
(Shield volcano)
Eruption of Nyamuragira volcano from the Kimanura east vent in mid January 2012Nyamuragira, a large shield volcano similar to Mauna Loa on Hawai'i, 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 travelling many kilometers into the scarsely popula... [more]

Nyiragongo
(Stratovolcano)
The lava lake of Nyiragongo volcanoNyiragongo (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)
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Visoke
(Stratovolcano)
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