Nyiragongo


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Nyiragongo

(nyē'rägông`gō), active volcano (c.11,400 ft/3,475 m), S VirungaVirunga
, volcanic range of mountains, E Congo, N Rwanda, and SW Uganda, central Africa, NE of Lake Kivu. It extends along the eastern rim of the Great Rift Valley and separates the basins of the Nile and Congo rivers.
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 range, in E Congo near the Rwanda border, NE of Lake KivuKivu,
lake, 1,042 sq mi (2,699 sq km), 55 mi (89 km) long, on the Congo-Rwanda border, E central Africa; highest lake in Africa (4,788 ft/1,459 m). It is drained by the Ruzizi River, which flows S into Lake Tanganyika.
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 and 12 mi (19 km) N of Goma, in S Virunga National Park. It is Africa's second most active volcano in historic times; the most active is NyamuragiraNyamuragira
or Nyamulagira,
active volcano (11,033 ft/3,058 m), S Virunga range, in E Congo (Kinshasa) near the Rwanda border, N of Lake Kivu and 15 mi (25 km) N of Goma, in S Virunga National Park.
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, NW of Nyiragongo. There are several old craters, easily accessible and noted for their picturesque scenery and flora. Local legends associate the volcano with the place of expiation of guilty souls.

Nyiragongo

 

an active volcano in the Virunga group in Zaïre, north of Lake Kivu. Height, 3,470 m. Nyiragongo is a stratovolcano in the form of a regular truncated cone with a well-like crater about 1 km in diameter, with a molten lava pool at the bottom. There are two older side craters on the northern and southern slopes. The volcano has been active since 1927; its activity is limited to the main crater.

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Nyiragongo is located in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo.
We are worried that the Nyiragongo could be shaken by this seismic activity and earthquakes and its southern front could open up.
Located in the war-torn country of Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nyiragongo is one of the world's most active and potentially deadliest volcanoes (see Volcano Hazards, p.
Looming ominously over the eastern Congo city of Goma, Mount Nyiragongo is the ultimate symbol of death in a town it has repeatedly overrun.
Following the 2002 Nyiragongo eruption, a study was conducted by eminent scientists from the EU.
As well as helping to validate information from different datasets, the satellite images are providing invaluable information about the situation, such as the details about the lava flow and the fact that the Nyiragongo volcano is not showing any signs of abnormal activity," he said.
That the country is now host to 300,000 refugees from the January 2002 eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano is thus a concern.
at the Salesian's house and was headed toward a Catholic school where the Mass was scheduled because the cathedral was damaged in the January eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.
WHEN Mount Nyiragongo erupted in the Congo in January this year, molten lava plunged down the hillside and poured into the nearby Lake Kivu.
Church partners estimate that up to half a million people were affected by the eruptions of Mount Nyiragongo in Congo.
17 eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in central Africa swept through the city and changed people's lives.
Last week, the Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern part of the African country -- formerly called Zaire -- erupted, killing about 150 people and affecting some 600,000 others living in and around the town of Goma, according to ministry officials.