Eruption at Nyamuragira 22 October 2009Posted by admin in activity reports, Africa, Congo (Dem. Rep.), eruptions, Nyamuragira.
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Nyamuragira volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo is reported to have erupted on Monday 19 October. Lava flowed northwards, away from the town of Goma which is to the south of Nyamuragira’s southern neighbour, Nyiragongo.
There are no reports of casualties or any disruption, but the area has been the scene of fighting between the DR Congolese army and rebels, and local relief agencies are concerned that further eruptive activity could prevent them getting help to where it’s needed.
UPDATE. The volcano-watchers at Activolcans have been checking thermal anomalies at Nyamuragira/Nyiragongo and have left a comment below which raises a cautionary note: this may not have been an eruption of Nyamuragira.
Goma safe after volcanic eruption – The Southern Times, 22 October 2009
Global Volcanism Program: Nyamuragira – summary information for Nyamuragira (0203-02=)
Nyamuragira volcano – information from Volcano Discovery
Africa Volcanoes and Volcanics – information from the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory