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Heat signal from Nyamuragira volcano (MIROVA)
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
An active lava lake has returned to one of the summit pit craters in the caldera of Nyamuragira volcano. ... [more]
Hot spot near the summit of Nyamuragira (center; below is signal from neighboring Nyiragongo) (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Sunday, Jan 15, 2017
Activity at the volcano has been increasing recently. A strong thermal signal is visible from the summit caldera or the upper NE flank, suggesting that magma has risen again to the surface. ... [more]

Volcanoes of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (6 volcanoes)

Karisimbi | May-ya-moto | Nyamuragira | Nyiragongo | Tshibinda | Visoke
Karisimbi
(Stratovolcano)
Karisimbi volcano with snow cover seen from the rim of NyiragongoKarisimbi is the highest of the Virunga volcanoes in Central Africa in the border region of Rwanda and DR Congo. It is the 11th highest mountain of Africa and currently in a dormant stage. There are no confirmed historical eruptions.
Its name stems from word "amasimbi" in l... [more]

May-ya-moto
(Fumarole field)
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Nyamuragira
(Shield volcano)
Eruption of Nyamuragira volcano from the Kimanura east vent in mid January 2012Nyamuragira, a large shield volcano similar to Mauna Loa on Hawai'i, is one of Africa's most active volcanoes. Every few years, it produces eruptions often from radial fissures emitting lava fountains and large, fluid lava flows travelling many kilometers into the scarsely popula... [more]

Nyiragongo
(Stratovolcano)
The lava lake of Nyiragongo volcanoNyiragongo (also spelled Niragongo), one of the world's most beautiful and active volcanoes, is a large stratovolcano near Lake Kivu at the eastern border of DRCongo with Rwanda in the Virunga National Park.
It has a 1.2 km diameter summit caldera containing the world's mo... [more]

Tshibinda
(Cinder cones)
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Visoke
(Stratovolcano)
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