Topographic expression has been exaggerated vertically by a factor of 1.5 for this visualization. Virunga national park in D.R. Democratic Republic Of Congo is one of the best places you can find unique African cultures. Extensive lava flows from the 2010 eruption can be seen on satellite photographs[5] reaching 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-west to Lake Kivu, about 22 kilometres (14 mi) north-west and 35 kilometres (22 mi) north-north-east. Une vue intérieure du cratère du volcan Nyamulagira et de son lac de lave. Mount Nyamuragira. It is in the Nord-Kivu Province. Nyamuragira is is a massive high-potassium basaltic shield volcano located about 25 km north of Lake Kivu in the East African Rift Valley NW of Nyiragongo volcano. Nyamuragira is a shield volcano and one of Africa's most active. Scientists understand the geology of the area relatively well. At dawn on 2 January 2010, Nyamuragira began spewing out lava flows. This is what happened between June and August 2014 when Nyamuragira erupted. Virunga national park is also a birders’ paradise and devoted birders can spot birds such as; Kivu ground thrush, olive woodpecker, olive legion, black kite, speckled mouse birds, blue-headed coucal, and paradise flycatchers and many more. Erta Ale volcano, November 2009: the volcano with its lava lake Nyamuragira has been described as Africa’s most active volcano and has erupted over 40 times since 1885.As well as eruptions from the summit, there have been numerous eruptions from the flanks of the volcano, creating new smaller volcanoes that have lasted only for a short time (e.g. A new eruption is occurring at Nyamuragira volcano, DR Congo. The most active volcano in Africa, Nyamulagira often emits lava and ash, though fatalities are rare. Mount Nyiragongo is 1579 kilometers away from Kinshasa. The name means Herd of Cows. It caused no casualties but cultivated land was burnt out by ash, trees were destroyed and some water supplies were polluted. It is among the most active volcanoes in Africa. The hot lava glows orange. The volcano erupted again on 5 November 2011. Conquering this giant volcano rewards you with a view of the world’s largest lava lake. Africa’s most active volcano, Nyamuragira began to erupt along a new fissure on November 6, 2011. References Other websites. The most recent eruption on Nyamuragira volcano occurred in 2014. Nyamuragira je jedna z najaktívnejších sopiek na africkom kontinente. Fracture faults. It has a volume of 500 cubic km, and extensive lava flows from the volcano blanket 1500 square km of the East African Rift, some lava flows having travelled more than 30 km from the summit. Simply fill in the form on the right or contact us through the details below. The death toll of the 2002 eruption of Nyiragongo was estimated at about 170 people with more than 300,000 people fleeing from the lava imposed areas to neighboring country Rwanda. [13] The death toll during the eruption was reportedly 170, and as many as 350,000 people fled the advancing lava, mainly eastward to nearby Rwanda. Nyamuragira, also known as Nyamulagira, is an active shield volcano in the Virunga Mountains of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, situated about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Lake Kivu. [10]. For more than a week, cloud cover mostly obscured the view from space until the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s EO-1 satellite captured images on November 12, 2011. The formation of the new lake occurred between June and August 2014. A hegy a Kivu-tótól északra, kb. (17118082715).jpg 5,760 × 3,840; 957 KB. Nyamuragira is Africa's most active volcano. Proceeds from visitors are used for protecting and developing the park. You have come at the right place. Mount Nyamuragira. Recent eruptions occurred on 2 January 2010 and 8 November 2011. The eruption did not affect the communities in the area but left a lot of ash and air pollution. Required fields are marked *. Another danger was that the lava could have flowed into the southern sector of Virunga National Park, where there are settlements and villages.[4]. The Hawaii island volcanoes are the most recent evidence of this process that, over 70 million years, has created the 3,700 mi (6,000 km)-long Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain. As typical of active volcanoes, it experiences eruptions inside its summit caldera and from the extensive rift zones on the flanks, producing numerous cinder cones and fissures. About 245 people died in the eruption from asphyxiation by carbon dioxide and buildings collapsing due to the lava and earthquakes. The eruption went on up to night time and is believed to have calm down later that night though some lava flowed further to Lake Kivu for a few more days. The most important role for volcanologists is not to predict eruptions but to foresee catastrophic events. The best time for visiting Mountain Nyamuragira and surrounding destinations like Virunga national park and Nyiragongo mountain is during the dry season when the trails are not filled with mud and you can have panoramic views of the amazing crater and surrounding areas. People around the volcano have reported death of domestic animals and damage to crops. At least 15% of Goma comprising 4,500 buildings were destroyed, leaving about 120,000 people homeless. Mount Nyamuragira is one of the worlds and Africa’s active volcano believed to have erupted at least 40 times since 1885 and the last eruption that occurred was on November 8 th, 2011 which was believed to have been the largest eruption in 100 years producing 400-meter column lava. In central Africa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sit two volcanoes: Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira. An estimated 80,000 people about 16,000 households became homeless, and a very large number lost their workplace,... Read more » The last lava lake at the mountain was emptied in the 1938 lava flow. [6], That eruption produced a 400-metre (1,300 ft) high column of lava, and it is said to have been its largest eruption in 100 years. It is also 13 kilometers north-west of Nyiragongo, another active volcano that caused devastating damage to the city of Goma in 2002. There might be a death toll, but it would be very low. No known tourist activity is known to take place on this mountain but due to its closeness to the Virunga volcanoes and the larger Virunga conservation area in Virunga National Park, a number of numerous activities can be carried out around this mountain. Sulfate aerosols formed by volcanic sulfur dioxide from the eruptions were observed as far away as over the central Amazon rain forest in South America. A Nyamuragira a Kongói Demokratikus Köztársaság Virunga-hegységében emelkedő aktív vulkán. La 3.058 metrojn alta vulkano Nyamuragira estas unu el ok vulkanoj en la Virunga Montaro, kiuj apartenas al la Granda Rifta Valo, kiu dividas la plejan orienton de Afriko de la resta kontinento.La monto situas 25 kilometrojn norde de la lago Kivu kaj de la urbo Goma en la orienta parto de la afrika ŝtato Demokratia Respubliko Kongo (Kongo Kinŝasa) proksime de la limo al Ruando. These range from luxury, mid-range and budget lodges such as Mikeno lodge, Kibumba tented camp, Bukima tented camp, and Tchegera Island tented camp. Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a1201ab8045f47c69cd20c5b5153f5c3" );document.getElementById("a541a0628a").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Want to book Uganda gorilla safaris from Kigali in Rwanda or any other kinds of gorilla trips? Mount Nyamuragira is one of the active volcanoes among the Virunga volcanoes. Nyamuragira is a shield type with a elevation of 3058 feet, a latitude of -1.41, and a longitude of 29.20 (Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanoism program). It is also a few kilometers from mountain Nyiragongo which killed a lot of people in Goma when it erupted in 2002. Mount Nyiragongo Latitude and Longitude. Immediately after the eruption stopped, a large number of earthquakes were felt around Goma and Gisenyi. Mount Nyamuragira, elevated 3,058m is located in Eastern Congo. It is estimated that 52,096 people are affected, including: 7,901 from Mugunga (Mumbabiro), 13, 000 from Rusayo and 31,195 from Sake & Kingi localities. Nyamuragira volcano erupted on July 26, 2002, spewing lava high into the air along with a large plume of steam, ash, and sulfur dioxide. Your email address will not be published. Homes, schools, churches and businesses were ruined. This eruption did not affect any of the nearby communities in the vicinity but left behind a lot of ash and air pollution. Congo is home to some of the rarest primates – mountain Gorillas. Nyamuragira (left) and Nyiragongo (right). However, we do not offer any Congo safari package for this mountain. Nyamuragira volcano lies in the Virunga volcanic field which includes 8 volcanic edifices broadly trending in an E-W direction to the north of Lake Kivu. A trek to the summit can take 4-6 hours depending on your fitness. Mount Nyamulagira, also spelled Nyamlagiri, or Nyamuragira, volcano in the Virunga Mountains of east-central Africa, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Sake, in the volcano region of Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo.It is about 10,023 feet (3,055 metres) high. This new lava lake is said to have a depth of 500 meters and is growing and will probably produce lava flows in the near future. During some eruptions, lava lakes are formed within the caldera. Also acquire some souvenirs to take back home for the wonderful memories you had in Congo. The exact details of the eruption are as yet … [8] It reached a depth of 500 metres (1,600 ft)}. Like all Hawaiian volcanoes, Mauna Loa was created as the Pacific tectonic plate moved over the Hawaii hotspot in the Earth's underlying mantle. It has a low shield profile and contrasts with adjacent steep-sided Nyiragongo volcano. 02 avril 2015. It is a massive basaltic shield volcano that rises about 25 km north of Lake Kivu. Your email address will not be published. People around the volcano have reported death of domestic animals and damage to crops. The death toll on this mountain is quite high. In the past 200 years, there have been over 200,000 deaths from volcanic eruptions. It has been described as Africa's most active volcano[2] and has erupted over 40 times since 1885. It has had numerous previous eruptions. 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