Nyiragongo volcano flank eruption May 2021 - activity updates

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Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo): lava effusion continues

Fri, 8 Jul 2022, 18:52
18:52 PM | BY: MARTIN
Clear view into the lava lake within the Nyiragongo's crater captured on 1 July (image: Sentinel 2)
Clear view into the lava lake within the Nyiragongo's crater captured on 1 July (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues.
A satellite image from 1 July confirms that the lava continues to supply Nyiragongo's main lava lake and its currently stable condition suggests that there is a delicate equilibrium between heat and magma supply and loss (through cooling and mild emissions during degassing).

Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo): dead fish discovered in Lake Kivu, investigation ordered due to possible connection with volcanic activity

Tue, 7 Jun 2022, 04:18
04:18 AM | BY: MARTIN
Map of the Goma area with Nyiragongo volcano, Lake Kivu and Kabuko Bay (image: Charles Balagizi)
Map of the Goma area with Nyiragongo volcano, Lake Kivu and Kabuko Bay (image: Charles Balagizi)
Charles Balagizi, the local geochemist and geohazards researcher at Goma Volcano Observatory (GVO), reported that a dead fish has been found in Lake Kivu's Kabuno Bay today.
The case may be related to the presence of elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) involved, well-known for its volcanic origin in this area. Local scientists ruled out methane gas (CH₄).
Scientific investigation is necessary to solve the issue.

Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo): strong SO2 emissions, drainback continues at stable levels

Tue, 15 Mar 2022, 03:04
03:04 AM | BY: MARTIN
Increasing SO2 emissions from the Nyiragongo's main crater as seen from space (image: Sentinel 2)
Increasing SO2 emissions from the Nyiragongo's main crater as seen from space (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues.
A satellite image from 13 March confirms that the lava continues to supply the Nyiragongo's main lava lake and its currently stable condition suggests that there is a delicate equilibrium between heat and magma supply and loss (through cooling and mild emissions during degassing).
A generally high amount of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions has been observed in the satellite imagery.

Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo): SO2 flux update

Thu, 27 Jan 2022, 04:52
04:52 AM | BY: MARTIN
SO2 flux at Nyiragongo volcano detected via Mounts monitoring system (image: Charles Balagizi/twitter)
SO2 flux at Nyiragongo volcano detected via Mounts monitoring system (image: Charles Balagizi/twitter)
The MOUNTS volcano monitoring system detected sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions at the volcano that reached to a 307,60 tonnes/day on 24 January.

Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo): growing lava lake

Thu, 13 Jan 2022, 00:45
00:45 AM | BY: MARTIN
Satellite cloud-free view on Nyiragongo's main crater today (image: Sentinel 2)
Satellite cloud-free view on Nyiragongo's main crater today (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues.
Judging from today's clear available image, the lava continues to supply the Nyiragongo's main lava lake and its currently stable condition suggests that there is a delicate equilibrium between heat and magma supply and loss (through cooling and mild emissions during degassing).

Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo): flight observation over erupting crater

Fri, 7 Jan 2022, 23:07
23:07 PM | BY: MARTIN
Nyiragongo's main crater seen from the plane on 5 January (image: Enoch David/twitter)
Nyiragongo's main crater seen from the plane on 5 January (image: Enoch David/twitter)
An aerial flight over the Nyiragongo volcano has been made on 5 January that offers spectacular views into the main crater's eruption where the lava continues to fill the lava lake.
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