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Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo), update: eruption continues with lava fountains and lava flow

Mon, 16 Jan 2012, 10:11
10:11 AM | BY: T
The VolcanoDiscovery group at the erupting flank cone of Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
The VolcanoDiscovery group at the erupting flank cone of Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
Lava fountains from Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
Lava fountains from Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
Lava fountain and the active lava flow emerging from the breach of the erupting flank cone of Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
Lava fountain and the active lava flow emerging from the breach of the erupting flank cone of Nyamuragira volcano (8 Jan 2012)
The eruption at Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo) continues with lava fountains 50-150 m high, ejections of incandescent bombs reaching up to 600 m, and the emission of an aa lava flow from the second (eastern) vent.
Our expedition group just returned from a visit to the area on 8 Jan and a series of spectacular images and videos is now available.

Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo), update: new satellite images show active lava flows

Fri, 6 Jan 2012, 10:48
10:48 AM | BY: T
NASA satellite image of the eruption area of Nyamuragira taken on 3 Jan 2012
NASA satellite image of the eruption area of Nyamuragira taken on 3 Jan 2012
False-color image showing Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcano (3 Jan 2012)
False-color image showing Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcano (3 Jan 2012)
To the delight of our expedition group heading towards Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo tomorrow, the lava flows from Nyamuragira are still active. NASA Earth Observatory has released spectacular images from 3 January showing the vast lava flows from Nyamuragira volcano's current eruption.
Nyamuragira (also spelled Nyamulagira), is a massive basaltic shield volcano located north of Goma (DR Congo) and near the other active volcano, Nyiragongo, famous for its permanent lava lake.
Nyamuragira is one of Africa's largest and most active volcanoes. Its current eruption started in November 2012 from a flank vent located in an uninhabited area about 10 km ENE side of the volcano's summit.

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