BackgroundA massive lava Pleistocene lava flow from Red Lake Mountain cinder cone traveled nearly 30 miles (~45 km) to the west. The basaltic flow covers nearly 50 sq miles and has an estimated volume of 1-2 cu miles (Macdonald, 1963). Highway 44 traverses the flow.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
Red Lake Mountain Photos
The lights of Goma town in the background left remind me of standing on Etna volcano and looking down to Catania... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Nyiragongo volcano at night: Gilles in his favorite position, watching the fascinating movements of the lava lake at night for hours. The lights of Goma are visible in th...
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