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Nyiragongo volcano
Stratovolcano 3470 m / 11,384 ft
DRCongo, -1.52°S / 29.25°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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1884, 1894, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1906, 1908(?), 1911, 1918, 1920-21, 1927-77, 1977, 1982, 1994-96, 2002 (17 Jan.), 2002-ongoing (lava lake)
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Large effusive eruptions; persistant lava lake in the summit crater.
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Nyiragongo volcano (DR Congo): exceptionally strong SO2 plume

Saturday Oct 06, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

SO2 plume from Nyiragongo / Nyamuragira on 6 Oct (NOAA)
SO2 plume from Nyiragongo / Nyamuragira on 6 Oct (NOAA)
An unusually strong SO2 plume was seen today from the volcano.
Unfortunately, the area around Nyiragongo is still plagued by civil war like conditions and currently off limits for safe visits.
Previous news
SO2 plume from Nyiragongo / Nyamuragira on 1 Oct (NOAA)
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012
A strong SO2 plume was visible yesterday. [more]
SO2 plume from Nyiragongo on 27 Sep (ESA)
Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
A strong SO2 plume is visible on satellite images. [more]

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012
An impressive SO2 plume was visible on yesterday's satellite image. [more]
Thursday, Oct 23, 2008
Based on analysis of satellite imagery, the Toulouse VAAC reported a ... [more]

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