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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 volcano
Shield volcano 3058 m / 10,033 ft
DRCongo, -1.41°S / 29.2°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Nyamuragira volcano eruptions:
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:

Last Minute Eruption Special Tour: Expedition to Nyamuragira volcano 21-25 Jan 2012

Mon, 16 Jan 2012, 18:15
18:15 PM | BY: TOM
As our group who just came back reports (see last post below), the eruption of Nyamuragira seems to have intensified again.
We are planning an expedition to see this eruption in the next week. If you are interested, please get in touch with us as soon as possible!
Planned tour date: 21 Jan (arrival in Kigali) - 25 Jan (back to Kigali)
Program: spend 3 nights near the eruption between 22-25 Jan.
Cost: 3200 USD
Max participants: 8
(2 spaces left)

Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo), update: eruption continues with lava fountains and lava flow

Mon, 16 Jan 2012, 10:11
10:11 AM | BY: T
The VolcanoDiscovery group at the erupting flank cone of Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
The VolcanoDiscovery group at the erupting flank cone of Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
Lava fountains from Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
Lava fountains from Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
Lava fountain and the active lava flow emerging from the breach of the erupting flank cone of Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
Lava fountain and the active lava flow emerging from the breach of the erupting flank cone of Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
The eruption at Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo) continues with lava fountains 50-150 m high, ejections of incandescent bombs reaching up to 600 m, and the emission of an aa lava flow from the second (eastern) vent.
Our expedition group just returned from a visit to the area on 8 Jan and a series of spectacular images and videos is now available.
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Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo), update: new satellite images show active lava flows

Fri, 6 Jan 2012, 10:48
10:48 AM | BY: T
NASA satellite image of the eruption area of Nyamuragira taken on 3 Jan 2012
NASA satellite image of the eruption area of Nyamuragira taken on 3 Jan 2012
False-color image showing Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcano (3 Jan 2012)
False-color image showing Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcano (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.
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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Previous news
Fri, 23 Dec 2011, 19:17
The sulfur dioxide plumes from Nyiragongo volcano (b) and Nyamuragira volcano (t), both in eruption, on 23 Dec 2012 (NOAA)
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. read all
Wed, 16 Nov 2011, 19:28
Tourists at the eruption site 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. ... read all
Tue, 8 Nov 2011, 10:41
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. read all
Mon, 7 Nov 2011, 10:19
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. read all
Fri, 8 Jan 2010, 19:42
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. read all
 

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