Thursday, May 07, 2009

Nyiragongo Volcano, Democratic Republic of Congo - John Seach

There have been some reports in the media about a possible flank eruption at Nyiragongo volcano. These reports may be incorrect. There has been an active lava lake in the summit crater at Nyiragongo volcano for several years. Satellite hotspot images of the lava lake regularly produce pixels which are subject to positional errors. It is unlikely that a flank eruption at Nyiragongo would go unreported on the ground for several days.
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