Nyamuragira volcano news & eruption updates:
Nyamuragira (Nyamulagira) volcano, DR Congo: new eruption forms lava lake in summit crater
Thursday Jul 03, 2014 07:10 AM | BY: T
This satellite image from 30 June shows lava lakes and gas plumes from Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo Volcanoes. Landsat 8 image, published by NASA Earth ObservatoryA new eruption is occurring at the volcano. A lava lake has appeared in the main pit inside its summit caldera, but so far, reports of lava flows (presumably from flank vents) on the northern slope of Nyamuragira could not be verified.
A recent Landsat satellite image shows the new lava lake, and thermal anomalies as well as increased SO2 concentrations above the close-by Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira have been detected over the past days.
Nyamuragira (also spelled Nyamulagira) volcano, located just north of the Congolese city of Goma, near the border with Rwanda, is a large basaltic shield volcano and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It erupts on average every 2 years - the last one was in 2012.
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Sunday, Apr 13, 2014
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. ... [more]
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
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. ... [more]
Friday, Apr 11, 2014
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. ... [more]
Thursday, Jul 18, 2013
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. ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012