Eruption reported in Virunga National Park, DR Congo 31 August 2010Posted by admin in activity reports, Africa, Congo (Dem. Rep.), eruptions, Nyamuragira, Nyiragongo.
A report in the Irish Independent today says that there has been a volcanic eruption in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The volcano is not named, but both Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcanoes are situated within the park. Nyamuragira had a notable eruption at the beginning of this year.
There seems to be no other information about this possible eruption at the moment, so it’s impossible to confirm what is happening. More details here if and when we get them.
UPDATE. No further reports have emerged today about this alleged eruption. As Erik has pointed out over at Eruptions, the Virunga volcanoes are always restless so some relatively small episode of activity may be at the bottom of this isolated and unconfirmed report. So far, though, there is no sign that there has been any eruptive event of significant magnitude at either Nyiragongo or Nyamuragira. Any further news and we’ll report it here…
Volcano erupts in the Congo – Irish Independent, 31 August 2010