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Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo), eruption news: new eruption
Press photo taken on November 28, 2006, showing a large fissure and lava fountains several hundred meters high during the first day of Nyamuragira's eruption. (photo released by REUTERS/MONUC-United Nations/Handout)
One of the world's largest volcanoes, mighty Nyamuragira (also spelled Nyamulagira) in eastern Congo, is in eruption again. The eruption began around 10 pm local time on Monday, 27 Nov. 2006 as press reports.Observation of the eruption is difficult because of the unrest in the region. The area around Nyamuragira is difficult to access and home to a number of armed rebel troops notoriously opposing the government army.
The volcano, notorious for its fluid lava, last erupted in 2002 and 2004, sending lava flows into mostly uninhabited forest and farm land.
Monday, Nov 13, 2006
We gladly announce two new study&walking tours we can offer you in Italy: one to the Bay of Naples from 8-15 April and a two-weeks tour of the Eolian Islands from 6-18 May 2007. Both tours will be guided by our Italian geologist Marta who is a true insider in both areas.[more]
Saturday, Jul 29, 2006
A set of photos from our recent expediton to Nyiragongo volcano has been posted. The next tour to see this unique volcano and the endangered mountain gorilllas of the Virunga volcanic chain is now set to 21-28 Jan. 2007. Details on this page.[more]
Monday, Apr 17, 2006
Because of the recent interesting volcanic activity at Merapi and Semeru volcano on Java, we point to two tours with open spaces for last-minute individual bookings:
Friday, Mar 10, 2006
Due to lack of participants, we decided to cancel the tour to North Sulawesi and postpone it to 2007. As an interesting alternative, we can offer a special trekking tour in Java and Bali from 5-20 August instead. There are two open spaces available.[more]
Saturday, Mar 04, 2006
We hare glad to announce that we can now offer an additional date for the tour on Nisyros island, Greece, this autumn: 6-15 October 2006. Details to the tour are found here. [more]
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
: A selection of our most popular trips, which we have been offering and improving over many years now: Stromboli & Etna, Santorini, Java, Ethiopia, Nyiragongo and more. Have a look!
: A physically active tour to visit and climb some of Indonesia's most active and famous volcanoes: Papandayan and Galunggung in West Java, Merapi in Central Java, Kelud, Semeru, Bromo, the Tengger caldera, and Ijen in East Java.
Monthy earthquake reports
: For each month since July 2012, we publish a summary of quake activity world-wide: find the list of largest quake, a map showing all significant quakes as well as detailed statistics on seismic activity during this time.
Small spherical balls of volcanic ash that form from a wet nucleus falling through a volcanic ash cloud.