Nyamuragira activity diminishes – report 12 January 2010Posted by admin in activity reports, Africa, Congo (Dem. Rep.), eruptions, Nyamuragira.
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The latest information on the eruption of Nyamuragira volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo comes from Samantha Newport, director of communications for Virunga National Park, who reports in a comment at the gorilla.cd blog dated 11 January 2010 that lava fountains were reaching almost 300 metres in height on Saturday 9 January, but that volcanic activity had since diminished. The decline in activity appears to be confirmed by the fact that no thermal hotspots have been detected by MODIS at Nyamuragira since 8 January 2010 (although that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening).
The image above, from UNOSAT (original PDF document here), shows thermal anomalies on the eastern and southern flanks of Nyamuragira volcano detected by the Aqua satellite’s MODIS on 4 January 2010. Source: Reuters Alertnet.
Nyamuragira volcanic eruption – Reuters AlertNet, 8 January 2010
Global Volcanism Program: Nyamuragira – summary information for Nyamuragira (0203-02=)