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Volcano Eruption Alert: Mt Nyiragongo Could Explode Imminently

Posted by feww on March 25, 2016

Mount Nyiragongo Showing Signs of Imminent Eruption: Report

Rwanda Red Cross has warned Nyiragongo volcano could erupt at any time, according to a report.

Local researchers say the volcano has been showing increased signs of eruption since February 28, 2016.

The volcano is currently spewing lava and ejecting up to 50,000 tons of volcanic matter per day.

Mt Nyiragongo, a Decade Volcano, is a 3,470-meter high active stratovolcano in the Virunga Mountains. It is located in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near the border with Rwanda. The two-kilometers-wide main crater usually contains a lava lake.

Nyiragongo 2002 Eruption

In a major eruption that began on January 17, 2002, lava flowed through the city of Goma, where some 400,000 residents had been evacuated.

However, the eruption killed about 150 people [the deaths occurred as a result of carbon dioxide poisoning and buildings collapsing due to volcanic earthquakes and the lava flow] and destroyed about a sixth of the city, leaving more than 120,000 people displaced.

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Twin Earthquakes Strike Central Africa

Posted by feww on August 7, 2015

The earthquake parameters listed below are subject to change due to problems at source!

Two significant earthquakes strike Lake Kivu, Central Africa

Centered at 2.161°S, 28.888°E the quake struck at a depth of about 10.0 km (6.2 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Location: 2.161°S 28.888°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2015-08-07 01:25:02 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 34km (21mi) NNE of Kabaré, DRC [pop: 2,000]
  • 35km (22mi) N of Cyangugu, Rwanda [pop: 25,000]
  • 38km (24mi) N of Bukavu, DRC [pop: 225,000]
  • 52km (32mi) WSW of Kibuye, Rwanda [pop: 50,000]
  • 132km (82mi) W of Kigali, Rwanda [pop: 745,000]

Second Earthquake
M 5.5 strikes 42km N of Cyangugu, Rwanda
Location: 2.102°S 28.930°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2015-08-07 01:28:37 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 42km (26mi) N of Cyangugu, Rwanda
  • 2km (26mi) NNE of Kabaré, DRC
  • 45km (28mi) N of Bukavu, DRC
  • 46km (29mi) W of Kibuye, Rwanda
  • 126km (78mi) W of Kigali, Rwanda

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Flooding Kills Scores of People in Burundi Capital

Posted by feww on February 10, 2014


Deadly Flooding and Landslides Hit Burundi Capital

Flooding and landslides triggered by Extreme Rain Events in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura swept away hundreds of homes, cutting off roads, leaving many people dead or missing, and many more injured, according to officials.

“The rain that fell in torrents overnight on the capital caused a disaster,” Security Minister Nizigama told reporters.

“We have already found the bodies of 51 people killed when their houses collapsed or were swept away.”

An Extreme Rain Event , which lasted more than 10 hours overnight, caused widespread flooding, cut power to the entire city, washed away roads and destroyed crops.

“The road leading out of the capital to neighboring Rwanda was blocked because of a landslide while a bridge was washed away on the road to the Democratic Republic of Congo,” said a report.

Bujumbura (Population: ~ 900,000)is the capital, largest city, and main port of Burundi, located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika.

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