Nyamuragira volcano news & eruption updates:
Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo): eruption could be imminent
zo, 13 apr 2014, 20:4020:40 PM | DOOR: T
News started to spread on twitter and other media that a new eruption of the volcano started today, including pictures from the 2010 eruption as (false) evidence.
Degassing from a crater of Nyamuragira (source: Julien Paluku / Twitter: pic.twitter.com/oKmCMMrkVX)
An overflight today by members of Nord-Kivu's government showed only intense degassing from a pit crater (but no lava erupting), although they suggested that "an eruption is imminent".
While it is difficult to judge the situation from the current sources available, it seems that the eruption reports are a case of rumor spreading faster than actual evidence.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 09:00
No confirmation whether a new eruption at the volcano has started is available yet, but MODIS satellite data show a thermal hot spot near the NE rim of the summit caldera and a strong SO2 plume is being detected coming from the area. Lees alle
Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 16:19
According to local news, a seismic crisis is under way at the volcano and the volcano observatory in Goma thinks that a new eruption in coming days or weeks is likely. ... Lees alle
Thu, 18 Jul 2013, 11:21
Recent NASA satellite images from 11 June 2013 show a thick steam and gas plume rising from a pit crater in the summit caldera of Nyamuragira volcano. No evidence of lava close to the surface was found, while the lava lake in neighboring Nyiragongo remains well active and visible on the same images. ... Lees alle
Wed, 24 Oct 2012, 10:29
Fri, 27 Apr 2012, 22:23
Nyamuragira volcano in the DR Congo might be forming a new lava lake in its summit caldera. ... Lees alle