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Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo): intense activity continues

Thu, 30 Dec 2021, 19:09
19:09 PM | BY: MARTIN
Glow at Nyiragongo volcano visible from space (image: Sentinel 2)
Glow at Nyiragongo volcano visible from space (image: Sentinel 2)
The Goma Volcanological Observatory (OVG) reported that the intense activity on the southern flank of the volcano continues.
A field research during 23-29 December reveals that the activity is focused in between Kibati, Shaheru and Mudjoga.
A fumarolic activity is being observed accompanied by white-to-blue emissions of water vapor, gas and intense heat. In different places of the area is felt a smell of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.
A high continuous volcanic tremor is detected by instruments located at Nyiragongo summit, Kibati, Rusayo and Bulengo.
People are advised to keep strict hygiene rules, cover food and dishes and avoid drinking rain and lake water.
Source: Goma Volcanological Observatory volcano activity update 30 December 2021

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Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 16:25
OVG reported that voluminous gas plumes were visible rising from Nyiragongo and crater incandescence was visible during 3-5 January. Lava fountaining and collapses at active vents on the crater floor were observed along with a growing lava lake. Rumbling was sometimes audible. ... Read all
Wed, 8 Dec 2021, 07:55
According to a news article seismic signals at Nyiragongo were dominated by long-period earthquakes during 30 November-5 December. Residents of Goma observed incandescence emanating from the crater on 4 December. ... Read all
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