Eruption reported at Nyamuragira 2 January 2010Posted by admin in activity reports, Africa, Congo (Dem. Rep.), eruptions, Nyamuragira.
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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 says – New York Times, 2 January 2010
Global Volcanism Program: Nyamuragira – summary information for Nyamuragira (0203-02=)