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Tall lava fountains from Nyamuragira early on 8 Nov 2011 (day 2 of the new eruption) (Video: Virunga National Park gorillacd's Channel on YouTube)
Nyamuragira vulkaan
Shield volcano 3058 m / 10,033 ft
DRCongo, -1.41°S / 29.2°E
Current status: kleine activiteit of uitbarsting waarschuwing (3 out of 5)
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Nyamuragira vulkaanuitbarstingen:
1865, 1882, 1894, 1896, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906(?), 1907, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1912-13, 1920, 1921-38, 1938-40, 1948, 1951, 1951-52, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1967, 1971, 1976-77, 1980, 1981-82, 1984, 1986, 1987-88, 1989, 1991-93, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011 (6 Nov) - March 2012, 2014-16 (summit lava lake)
Typical eruption style:
Large effusive eruptions (Hawaiian style)
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Nyamuragira volcano news & eruption updates:

Nyamuragira volcano (DRCongo), eruption update & photos: lava fountains 200-300 m tall build up a new cone

Wednesday Nov 16, 2011 19:28 PM |

Tourists at the eruption site of Nyamuragira (9? Nov, photo: ©Cai Tjeenk Willink-Virunga National Park)
Tourists at the eruption site of Nyamuragira (9? Nov, photo: ©Cai Tjeenk Willink-Virunga National Park)
The eruption of Nyamuragira (9? Nov, photo: ©Cai Tjeenk Willink-Virunga National Park)
The eruption of Nyamuragira (9? Nov, photo: ©Cai Tjeenk Willink-Virunga National Park)
The eruption at Nyamuragira, stated to be the "largest one in 100 years" in the media (arguably, perhaps it is rather one of the most accessible and beautiful ones), continues into the second week. The Virunga National Park in Goma offers guided overnight treks to see the eruption of the volcano from close.
It seems that lava fountains are still active and reach 200-300 m height and have already built up a sizable, probably ca. 100 m high flank cone.

Update 16 Nov:
A set of pictures from the eruption is now available at:
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/nyamuragira/eruption/nov2011/photos.html
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Nyamuragira volcano (DRCongo): eruption intensifies producing tall lava fountains

Tuesday Nov 08, 2011 10:41 AM |

The new eruption of Nyamuragira volcano on day 2 is putting on a spectacular show, producing tall lava fountains (a few 100 m high) that can be seen shooting out of the main vent and feeding a lava flow. A small elongated cone, perhaps already as much as 50-100 m high, has already formed around the vent.
A video posted by the National Park can be seen at: YouTube.

Nyamuragira volcano (DRCongo): new flank eruption on 6 Nov

Monday Nov 07, 2011 10:19 AM |

The new fissure eruption of Nyamuragira on the evening of 6 Nov (photo: Virunga National Park)
The new fissure eruption of Nyamuragira on the evening of 6 Nov (photo: Virunga National Park)
Nyamuragira volcano in the DRCongo started to erupt last night as park rangers of the Virunga National Park report on facebook. Nyamuragira is a large shield volcano north of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma town and belongs to the Virunga National Park.
Its eruptions produce curtains of fire and large lava flows, which normally are no harm to inhabited areas as the volcano is very remote. In recent years, it has been almost impossible to access due to the presence of armed guerrilla troops hiding in this area.
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Vorig nieuws
Friday, Jan 08, 2010
Nyamuragira's eruption continues, but the lava output seems to decline. After 5 days, the new lava flows have traveled 21 kilometers and approached the road from Goma to Sae within 7 km. If the eruption continues, the flows may be able to cut the road. ... [meer...]
Monday, Jan 04, 2010
Nyamuragira volcano (often also spelled Nyamulariga) erupted on Saturday 2nd January. The eruption was located on a fissure on the E flank where violent lava fountains from 4 vents along a new fissure were feeding a new large lava flow advancing towards the Goma-Sake road. Due to armed rebels hiding in the area, access to the eruption is not safely possible. [meer...]
Friday, Nov 14, 2008
Africa's two most active volcanoes might erupt soon, adding to the conflict in the East Kivu region. In an interview reported in the German newspaper "Die Welt" scientist from Goma's volcano observatory are warning about possible impending eruptions of both Nyiamuragira and Nyiragongo. ... [meer...]
Sunday, Dec 24, 2006

As the Goma Volcano Observatory reports, the eruption at Nyiamuragira that had started on 27 November is probably close to its end. Lava emission from the eruptive fissure has been decreasing to a very low level. Due to the difficulty to access the eruption site because of hostile militant groups in the area, exact observations other than by overflights are near impossible.

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Map of Nyamuragira volcano and the new eruption site (courtesy of GVO)
Thursday, Nov 30, 2006

The eruption at Nyamuragira volcano continues. Protected by military from the OCHA and MONUC missions, scientist from OVG could overfly and visit the eruption area on 29 Nov. Their report (kindly provided by Kasereka Mahinda, director of OVG, and other staff at OVG), is summarized:
The location of the eruptive fissure is between the vents of Nyamuragira's eruptions in 1986 (Kitazungurwa: KT) and 2001 (Amani: AM).
During the first day of the eruption, lava flows have already travelled 10 km (!) towards the west. If the eruption continues, the flow is likely to cut the major E-W artery road from Sake to Goma lifeline. Because of the important production of toxic ash from the lava fountains, GVO warns the population of the possibility of acid rain, ash-contaminated water and crops. During its eruption in 2000, 17 people were reported killed because of drinking from ash-continaminated water sources, as well as a large number of failed pregnancies. In addition, large damage was afflicted to crops and lifestock.

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