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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) 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.

Nyiragongo volcano tours:
Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas (8-days expedition to Nyiragongo volcano & mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park)

Nyiragongo volcano (DRCongo): lava lake level drops

Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 12:05
12:05 PM | BY: T
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.

Previous news

Sat, 24 Jun 2017, 14:38
A selection of photographs taken by Ingrid Smet during our June 2017 Nyiragongo lava lake and mountain gorillas expedition in the DR Congo which included a 3 days / nights stay on Nyiragongo volcano. ... read all
Fri, 9 Sep 2016, 22:19
Nyiragongo on 6 Sep with lava flows from the eastern intra-crater side vent (image: Julian Laping)
The activity at the volcano remains intense. The February 2016 side vent on the eastern lower terrace, which stopped in May and restarted in mid August, continues to be active, too. ... read all
Sat, 27 Aug 2016, 12:05
Lava flows from Nyiragongo's side vent over the crater floor and cascading into the lava lake on 20 Aug (image: Kashereka Mahinda Celestin / OVG via Culture Volcan)
The volcano's activity has increased again and the February 2016 side vent is now very active again, again producing lava cascades into the central lake. ... read all
Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 08:42
One of the local mountain guides reported that as of 30 May, no more lava flows from the side vent were active and cascading into the main lava lake, although lava bubbling could still be seen at the side vent. read all
Wed, 13 Apr 2016, 15:59
Image of Nyiragongo's crater on 8 April (image: Jérémie Franchitti / youtube)
The secondary vent remains active, a recent visit (on 8 April) at the volcano showed. Lava continues to be erupted from the side vent on the eastern crater floor and occasionally still cascades into the main pit with the active lava lake: read all

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