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Nyamuragira volcano (DRCongo): new flank eruption on 6 Nov

Monday Nov 07, 2011 10:19 AM |

The new fissure eruption of Nyamuragira on the evening of 6 Nov (photo: Virunga National Park)
The new fissure eruption of Nyamuragira on the evening of 6 Nov (photo: Virunga National Park)
Nyamuragira volcano in the DRCongo started to erupt last night as park rangers of the Virunga National Park report on facebook. Nyamuragira is a large shield volcano north of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma town and belongs to the Virunga National Park.
Its eruptions produce curtains of fire and large lava flows, which normally are no harm to inhabited areas as the volcano is very remote. In recent years, it has been almost impossible to access due to the presence of armed guerrilla troops hiding in this area.
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