Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tshibinda Volcano, Democratic Republic of Congo - John Seach

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit Tshibinda volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo, today at 4:07 am local time. This follows a large earthquke at the volcano eleven days ago. The volcano is located in SW shore of Lake Kivu. The lake contains dissolved carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and methane. These gases pose an explosion risk to residents surrounding the lake, and can be mobilised by volcanic activity or earthquakes.
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