Nyiragongo (North-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Nyiragongo lava lake, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Volcano: Nyiragongo (see Nyiragongo at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Volcanic Plume
Description: Nyiragongo volcano (3469 m) is located on the western branch of the East African Rift System, approximately 18 km north of the city of Goma (pop. 600,000), in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its summit crater is about 1.3 km in diameter and it currently hosts the world’s largest (about 200 m diameter) persistent lava lake, which is perched 1.5 km above the altitude of Goma.

Point of contact for this site:
Dario Tedesco, dtedesco@unina.it (Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Napoli 2, Caserta)

Number of measurements: 2
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Nyiragongo_1805200518/5/2005 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 5, 2014
Nyiragongo_060120066/12/2006 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 5, 2014

Bibliographic references for this site

Sawyer G.M. , S.A. Carn, V.I. Tsanev, C. Oppenheimer, M. Burton , 2008,Investigation into magma degassing at Nyiragongo volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, vol.9, n.2, DOI: 10.1029/2007GC001829

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