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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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Nyiragongo volcano eruptions:
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)
Typical eruption style:
Large effusive eruptions; persistant lava lake in the summit crater.
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Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas (8-days expedition to Nyiragongo volcano & mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park)

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Virunga National Park reopens, new expeditions to Nyiragongo planned for summer 2014

Wednesday Feb 26, 2014 16:59 PM | BY: T

Nyiragongo's lava lake
Nyiragongo's lava lake
After a pause of 2 years, Congo's Virunga National Park opens again this month. The Virunga National Park, founded in 1925, is Africa's oldest and one oldest national park and home to some of the last surviving mountain gorillas, but also two of the world's most interesting and most active volcanoes, Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira.
We all hope that the situation continues to stabilize and we can again offer expeditions to these volcanoes, probably already this summer (planned for July 2014). Stay tuned with us if you're interested in visiting!
Previous news
SO2 plume from Nyiragongo (NOAA)
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013
A very large SO2 plume is visible hovering over the East Virunga region around Nyiragongo on NOAA's satellite data today. This leaves no doubt that the volcano's lava lake is still very active. [more]
SO2 plume from Nyiragongo (NOAA)
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A significant SO2 plume is visible today on NOAA satellite data, suggesting continuing lava lake activity at the volcano. Unfortunately, security issues in the Goma-Virunga area continue to prevent us from organizing expeditions for the time being. [more]
SO2 plume from Nyiragongo (NOAA)
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
A strong SO2 plume is drifting west from the volcano, indicating that the lava lake remains well active. [more]
SO2 plume from Nyiragongo (NOAA)
Monday, Apr 08, 2013
A strong SO2 plume from the active lava lake was visible on today's NOAA satellite image. [more]
SO2 plume from Nyiragongo (NOAA)
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013
Strong SO2 emissions visible on NOAA satellite data suggest that the famous lava lake continues to be active inside the crater. [more]

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