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Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 12:05
The Observatoire Volcanologique de Goma (OVG) reported that during 1-31 July the level Nyiragongo’s lava lake had dropped, making it not visible in the daytime. Incandescence from the lake continued to be visible at night. Activity also declined at a small eruptive cone that formed in the crater in 2014. ... read all
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Latest earthquakes in or near Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), past 14 days

Updated 2 Mar 2021 12:02 GMT -
There was only one earthquake of magnitude 4.4 near Nyiragongo volcano during the past 14 days.
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Thu, 25 Feb 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
25 Feb 2021 4:29 pm (GMT +2) (25 Feb 2021 14:29:44 GMT)
4.4

10 km
(76 km)47 km north of Bukavu, South Kivu, Congo - Kinshasa
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info

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Publications:

  • Allard P., Baxter P., Halbwachs M., Kasareka M., Komorowski J.C., Joron J.L. (2003), The most destructive effusive eruption in modern history: Nyiragongo 2003, Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 5, 11970

Older publications:

  • Verhoogen, Jean: Les volcans Virunga et l'éruption du Nyamlagira de 1938 / par J. Verhoogen, S. 326 - 353. (Frankfurt University Library, Germany)
  • Meyer, André: Study of the Volcano Nyiragongo : a progress report / by Thure G. Sahama and André Meyer. - Bruxelles : Hayez, 1958 (Frankfurt University Library)

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