Nyamuragira, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)

Location: 1.4S, 29.2E
Elevation: 10,013 feet (3,053 m)
Last Updated: 6 March 2001

Nyamuragira is a shield volcano located 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Nyiragongo. Since 1882, Nyamuragira has erupted 34 times. Most of the eruptions produce lava flows from fissures in the flanks of the volcano. At the vent, lava fountains often construct cinder or spatter cones . Only the 1912-1913 eruption caused fatalities. The most recent eruption of Nyamuragira began on July 4, 1994 from a fissure on the west flank. The eruption generated ash, lava fountains, and flows. Ash and Pele's hair fell 12 miles (20 km) from the volcano. The eruption ended July 27, 1995. The lava flows in this SPOT image that are shown in blue have erupted since 1901.


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