Nyamuragira volcano news & eruption updates:
Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo), update: new satellite images show active lava flows
Friday Jan 06, 2012 10:48 AM | DOOR: T
NASA satellite image of the eruption area of Nyamuragira taken on 3 Jan 2012
To the delight of our expedition group heading towards Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo tomorrow, the lava flows from Nyamuragira are still active. NASA Earth Observatory has released spectacular images from 3 January showing the vast lava flows from Nyamuragira volcano's current eruption.
False-color image showing Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcano (3 Jan 2012)
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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- Lava flow near Nyamuragira volcano (NASA Earth Observatory)
Friday, Dec 23, 2011
The flank eruption of Nyamuragira volcano north of Goma city, DRCongo, which had started in early November, is still going on, although at much smaller intensity than during the first weeks. ... [meer...]
Nyamuragira volcano (DRCongo), eruption update & photos: lava fountains 200-300 m tall build up a new cone
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011
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. ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Nov 08, 2011
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. ... [meer...]
Monday, Nov 07, 2011
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. ... [meer...]
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...]