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Volcano Eruption - Africa - Democratic Republic of the Congo

EDIS Number: VE-20091022-23572-COG
Date / time: 22/10/2009 02:51:37 [UTC]
Event: Volcano Eruption
Area: Africa
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
State/County: Virunga Mountains
City: Unknow
Number of Deads: None or unknow
Number of Injured: None or unknow
Damage level: Minor

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"There was no loss of life and no immediate threat to Goma because Nyamulagira lies 32 kilometres to the north and has Mount Nyirangongo acting as a barrier against lava reaching the city," Kasereka, who is director of the Goma Volcano Observatory, said. He said there had not been any population displacements. Mount Nyamulagira erupted on Monday and lava has been flowing away from the direction of Goma, which was partially submerged when Mount Nyirangongo erupted in 2002. Mount Nyamulagira is close to the scene of fighting in the town of Sake last week between the army and dissident army troops under the command of General Laurent Nkunda. Despite the lack of immediate danger to Goma, the head of the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Goma said if there were bigger eruptions, the situation could be very different. "If that were so, lava would be able to reach the Goma and Sake road and make it difficult for humanitarian agencies to gain access to the area that was the scene of fighting between the army and Nkunda's dissidents," Patrick Lavand'Homme, head of OCHA in Goma.


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Post Re: Nyamulagira Volcano - Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Volcano In Congo Erupts

(CNN) -- Africa's most active volcano, Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted early Saturday, spewing lava off its southern flank, the Congolese Wildlife Authority reported.

Rangers in Virunga National Park reported hearing a loud explosion at 3:45 a.m. and then seeing lava flowing from the crater of the 10,333-foot volcano.

"I first thought (it) was the sound of war. I thought there was fighting again near our park station," said Innocent Mburanumwe, warden for the southern sector of Virunga National Park. "Then I saw the mountain was on fire with sparks flying. We could see that we were not in immediate danger here at Rumangabo, but there are many people who live to the south of the volcano, where the lava is heading as I speak."

Nyamuragira is 15 miles (25 kilometers) north of the city of Goma and its 600,000 residents, but Mburanumwe said in a blog posting that lava flows from the mountain were unlikely to threaten human populations.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/01 ... index.html

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