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Eruption reported at Nyamuragira 2 January 2010

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Wildlife officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are reporting an eruption of Nyamuragira volcano in the early hours of Saturday 2 January 2010. Congolese Wildlife Authority rangers in Virunga National Park reported hearing a loud explosion at 03:45 local time (01:45 UTC), and seeing lava flowing from Nyamuragira’s crater. The lava is reported to be flowing southward, towards areas of human habitation. The eruption may also threaten local wildlife, including populations of rare chimpanzees.

Volcano erupts in Congo – CNN.com, 2 January 2010
DR Congo volcano eruption threatens rare chimpanzees – BBC News, 2 January 2010
Volcano erupts in eastern Congo, official saysNew York Times, 2 January 2010

Global Volcanism Program: Nyamuragira – summary information for Nyamuragira (0203-02=)

The Volcanism Blog


1. xx - 3 January 2010

my husband is working among UN peacekeeping forces who stay at a distance of 20 kms from the volcano..will they be affected?? how is the drinking water in the area…are there any toxic rains??

2. PiR - 3 January 2010

I have been celebrating new year’s eve in Gisenyi (Rw). The Nyamuragira is behind Nyiragongo which seems calm and it is protecting Goma from lava flow. I left Gisenyi yesterday without any truble exept normal smoke above Nyragongo’s crater.

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