Nyamuragira volcano (DRCongo), Kimanura eruption 2011-12: landscape

The western cone of Kimanura, with the ash plain in front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The western cone of Kimanura, with the ash plain in front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Waves. How to memorize the new name Kimanura? - "Kima"=wave in Greek, "nura" sounds like noir, black in French. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Waves. How to memorize the new name Kimanura? - "Kima"=wave in Greek, "nura" sounds like noir, black... [info]
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Thick fresh layers of scoria drape the ground and smooth irregularities to undulated waves. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Thick fresh layers of scoria drape the ground and smooth irregularities to undulated waves. (Photo: ... [info]
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Trees and bushes silhouette against the lava glow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Trees and bushes silhouette against the lava glow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sulfur and other fumarole deposits paint the surface of some scoria covered ridge in spectacular paintings. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sulfur and other fumarole deposits paint the surface of some scoria covered ridge in spectacular pai... [info]
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Yellow and pink circle. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Yellow and pink circle. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Crater-like ridges with oxidized reddish colors and yellow sulfur deposits that have formed recently. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Crater-like ridges with oxidized reddish colors and yellow sulfur deposits that have formed recently... [info]
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The desert of the active lava flow field, extending for many kilometers. Steam from burning forest in the far background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The desert of the active lava flow field, extending for many kilometers. Steam from burning forest i... [info]
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An abstract painting. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An abstract painting. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ground fracture with a lip of yellow sulfur. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ground fracture with a lip of yellow sulfur. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steam from the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steam from the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mighty Mikeno volcano to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mighty Mikeno volcano to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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On the crater rim of the western cone. Large ring fractures are present, suggesting collapse of the central parts of the cone. Better not to go further to the rim! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On the crater rim of the western cone. Large ring fractures are present, suggesting collapse of the ... [info]
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The upper slope of the western cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The upper slope of the western cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A bomb consisting of many welded smaller lava clots. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A bomb consisting of many welded smaller lava clots. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A hole with intense fumarole deposits. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A hole with intense fumarole deposits. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A yellow sulfur field on the rim reminds us of the northern Bocca Nuova rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A yellow sulfur field on the rim reminds us of the northern Bocca Nuova rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava bomb on the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava bomb on the ground. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sulfur crystals have formed almost everywhere on the ground near the rim of the cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sulfur crystals have formed almost everywhere on the ground near the rim of the cone. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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Naked stumps of bushes. Still, many of the are still alive and will spout out new green leaves very soon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Naked stumps of bushes. Still, many of the are still alive and will spout out new green leaves very ... [info]
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Life in the desert (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Life in the desert (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The norther side of the West Kimanura cone is a bizarre landscape of fractures, gaping holes and ridges, probably caused by violent ground deformation during the early near-surface dike injection, causing uplift and fracturing of a vast area. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The norther side of the West Kimanura cone is a bizarre landscape of fractures, gaping holes and rid... [info]
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Colorful sulfur and oxidation deposits use the black scoria as medium to create wonderful abstract shapes and paintings. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Colorful sulfur and oxidation deposits use the black scoria as medium to create wonderful abstract s... [info]
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Curved fracture with sulfur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curved fracture with sulfur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Another sulfur field on the north side of the western cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Another sulfur field on the north side of the western cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Yellow sulfur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Yellow sulfur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ground fractures north of West Kimanura, partly covered with recent scoria. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ground fractures north of West Kimanura, partly covered with recent scoria. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The still erupting east Kimanura cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The still erupting east Kimanura cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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