Exactly when this lake was first established and whether it was sustained or ephemeral remains equivocal (Campion, 2014; Oskin, 2014). The first MODVOLC alert pixels appeared on 27 November. Its summit is shaped by a 2 x 2.3 km caldera. The plume first traveled W, then curved along an arc progressing in a clockwise direction toward the NE and then E. It remained clearly detectable over NW India, a distance of ~ 9,000 km. The flows were on the outer SE flank and covered extensive areas. The low tremor level does not signify an overall reduction in the Nyiragongo lava lake activity, but no fresh lava was apparent in the crater. MONUSCO-supported summit crater visits by researchers on 2 April 2015, and photographer Oliver Grunwald on 10 July 2015, confirmed the presence of an active lava lake during both visits (figure 64, and video link in Information Contacts). Catalog number links will open a window with more information. Because of political instability, the team lacked access to the field. Besides ash and possible lava, the volcano also released extensive sulfur dioxide (SO2), a feature of this volcano that has been mentioned repeatedly in the literature (see some references below). More than 10 times the normal number of volcanic earthquakes were recorded on 11 December from Lwiro (~l00 km SSW of the volcano), and significantly more than the normal number on 12, 21, and 22 December. Information Contacts: D. Rothery, Open Univ. Toombs, A., & Wadge, G., 2012. . The resulting lava flow passed between Kitazungurwa and Rugarambiro cones, diverted around Gitebe cone, and flowed along lava erupted in 1981-82 from Rugarambiro (figure 6). The flows were also the source of thermal infrared emissions. During December, seismicity continued at Nyamuragira and may have increased. The ground rose more than 50 cm at the eruptive site where the spatter cone was developing. South African Airways reported a plume to ~7.5 km altitude, probably on 20 October. Activity during February-March 2003.
Lava fountains up to 200 m high and large amounts of tephra were emitted 30 April-1 May. GVO noted that this activity reinforces the likelihood of an eruption in the near future, but volcanic activity would not pose a threat to inhabited areas. This report covers the period 27 January-early February 2000 at Nyamuragira, ~50 km NW of the town of Goma. Fighting between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government and several rebel groups displaced 2-3 million people within that country by February 2014 (UN News Centre, 2014). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 135, 29–49. of Hawai'i, 2525 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA (URL: http://modis.higp.hawaii.edu/);
Nyamuragira last erupted during May 2004; weak but steady ash emissions continued until 1 June 2004, when satellite imagery indicated that the eruption had ceased (BGVN 29:05). Bukavu, Zaire. The last eruption of Nyamuragira was in 2006, a VEI 2 event that produced lava flows on the south flank, similar to what is occurring now. Fissure eruption; lava flow and tephra column. Nyamuragira volcano photos: Africa's version of Mauna Loa, Nyamuragira (or Nyamulagira) is a massive basaltic shield volcano neighboring Nyiragongo. Information Contacts: S. Ueki, Institute de Recherche Scientifiques Afrique Centrale (IRS). A strong eruption at Nyamuragira (the volcano's name in the Kinyarwanda language, but "Nyamulagira" in other DR Congo languages) ... three lava flows have reached the lake within the last 100 years, and acid rains and pyroclastic falls have regularly affected crops and urban zones in this area. During the first episode, from late May to early September 2014, lava fountains were observed in early July, and reported to be active through September (BGVN 40.01). The geodimeter network operating on the Nyamuragira summit has also revealed a gradual strain increase since 1980, showing that the crater is dilated. Another tectonic earthquake occurred at 2338. 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Apparent subsidence (range increase) (b11.5 cm) can also be seen within the caldera (black circle). IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior. Zana, N., Kasahara, M., Kasereka, M., Azangi, M., and Wafula, M., 1993, Surface deformations and seismic activities related to the 1991-1992 Nyamuragira eruption: IAVCEI, Canberra Meeting Abstracts, p. 127. 9 (6 February), 10a and 10b (26 February). The last 3 occurred within the past 1800 years. The second cone was extremely active for the duration of the observations (about 15 hours) with fire fountains over twice the height of the cone; lava flowed N. The observers, about 1.5 km away, felt the heat from the eruption and noted lapilli fall. According to reports from the Goma Volcano Observatory, since late October 2002 tectonic and magmatic seismicity at Nyamuragira has continued. Twentieth century flank lava flows extend >30 km from the summit. The Goma volcano observatory confirmed that ash fell within a radius of 60 km of both volcanoes. The alerts had waned at the fissure area in late March 2012 suggesting the end of the fissure eruption in that time frame. Two East African volcanoes, Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo, account for 40 percent of all recorded eruptions in Africa. On the evening of 25 July an eruption produced a cloud of steam, gas, and ash, 100- to 200-m-high lava fountains, and lava flows down the N and S flanks. He told Reuters: "We believe the eruption will continue for several weeks-we still hear terrible underground rumblings." The eruption was preceded by an earthquake swarm on 10-11 October. Further Reference. References Other websites. Lava poured from many vents, forming one main flow towards the NNW. "The lava lake activity at Nyamulagira seems to continue since [1 November 2014 through at least January 2015]. Take a Volcano Vacation: The Latest Eruption of Nyamuragira Tourists watch a November 2011 eruption of Nyamuragira in the DR Congo. Satellite images acquired on 12 November showed that the lava flow had traveled approximately 11.5 km during the six days of the eruption. An analysis of the chronological tabulation of anomaly pixels during this 30-day period showed a concentration from 27 November to 16 December. Two volcanic cones were visible growing on the eruptive fracture. Ashfalls were observed in several villages on the W and N sides of the volcano. Carn, S.A., and Bluth, G.J.S., 2003, Prodigious sulfur dioxide emissions from Nyamuragira volcano, D.R. Cloudy conditions prevented clear views of the volcano. High lava fountaining in early July took place from a new vent on the W flank, named Kimera. A scoria column rose about 1 km. In addition, the eruptive fracture on the volcano's NNW flank had four main cones with very active lava fountains reaching heights of 30-50 m. Small lava flows from the cones coalesced into one wide lava flow, covering a large area to a distance of ~12 km. Then on 6 th February 2001, the neighboring Volcano, Mount Nyamuragira erupted for 2 weeks. On its overpass of Nyamuragira at 1056 on 8 May 2004, the Earth Probe Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (EP TOMS) detected large SO2 clouds released by the current eruption of Nyamuragira. Beginning on 11 January, this height began to decrease irregularly to 50-150 m high. The VRP is calculated in Watts (W) and represents a combined measurement of the area of the volcanic emitter and its effective radiating temperature. On 11 November about 100 people, including staff, rangers, carpenters, porters, and volcanologists, traveled to a similar but safer location to set up a camp for visitors. On Jan. 17, 2002, an eruption from Nyiragongo destroyed much of Goma, leaving 200,000 people homeless. Scientists do not think the eruption of Nyamuragira is a threat to residents of Goma, but the ash cloud may cause respiratory problems, and threaten animals and crops in its path. Nyamuragira is located in the Virunga Volcanic Province (VVP) in the DRC, as depicted in figure 54. 2013. Individual centers of activity could not be resolved because the best ground resolution is 66 km. There were heightened periods of activity during 22–29 June and 1–3, 10–12, and 28 July. Brousse, R., Cochemé, J.J., Pottier, Y., and Vellutini, P.J., 1979, Eruption and lavas of Murara: new volcano (December 1976-April 1977) in Kivu (Zaire): C.R. Nyamuragira is ~13 km NW of Nyiragongo and ~30 km NW of the city of Goma, which was devastated by lava flows from Nyiragongo in January 2002. The first satellite image showing thermal activity at the summit appeared on 18 April 2018 (figure 75) and coincided with the abrupt beginning of strong MIROVA thermal signals (figure 76). These are measurements of the heat radiated by hot volcanic products at the time of satellite acquisition. Information Contacts: ICAO; S. Doiron, GSFC; H-L. Hody, GEOVAR, Kigali, Rwanda. On 21 October, CRSN geologists reported that activity was increasing, and lava had cut the road to Tongo. Previous volcanism consisted of the reappearance of a lava lake in the summit crater in mid-April 2018, lava emissions, and high seismicity (BGVN 44:05). Activity continued in September with intermittent emission of lava and solid ejecta from Vent 20 (figure 12) . In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided. [Continuous liquid lava extrusion continued until 24 November 1992. A lava lake that had been active for many years emptied from the central crater in 1938. It is within the confines of the Albert National Park. Eruption in 2014 Nyamuragira is a 3,058 metres (10,033 ft) shield volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A plume of scoria and ash rose 6 km or slightly more. For the eruption's first two weeks, lava fountaining was confined to the S end of a fissure ~500 m long. The eruption was observed in MODIS thermal satellite imagery (1-km2 pixel size). However, the situation was complicated by the fact that EP TOMS has recorded SO2 emissions from Nyiragongo (~ 15 km SSE of Nyamuragira) since October 2002, and therefore some SO2 from Nyiragongo was also likely to be present. Linear phase discontinuities within the caldera suggest possible NNW fissuring in the northern half of the caldera. Another fracture was active on the S flank, with lava fountains and one lava flow traveling towards the SW. Nyamuragira (also known as Nyamulagira) is located in the Virunga Volcanic Province (VVP) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and consists of a lava lake that reappeared in the summit crater in mid-April 2018. All vents displayed Strombolian activity with spatter splashing and short lava overflows; accumulation of spatter tends to build low cones. This image, from November 12, shows a river of lava flowing away from the rift. Big surge begins late Aug – 13 Sep, then stops abruptly. Volcanologists did not have the opportunity to visit the latter cones prior to the publication of this report. By 3 January, the lava flow had traveled 4.6 km, was 15 m wide, and had burned about 10 hectares of forest in a non-populated area of the Virunga National Park. The lava flow moved over the 1971 Rugarama flow and partially filled Lake Magera at the W Precambrian escarpment. A mission to Nyamuragira was carried out by helicopter provided by MONUSCO on 20 July 2018; lava lake activity was observed along with gas emissions from the small spatter cone (figure 79). The lava lake remained active with periodic surges of thermal activity during November 2018-March 2019 (figure 82). According to the NASA MEASURES dataset, total atmospheric column SO2 spiked during 19 to 26 June 2014. A small lava lake was again visible in the pit crater on 27 April 2016 when observed by Sebastien Valade of the University of Florence on another MONUSCO-sponsored flight (figure 65). Remarks: InSAR shows evidence of co-eruptive deformation, but data is sparse. Scientists who visited the Nyiragongo summit crater on 22 and 24 March saw intense fumarolic activity in the summit crater of Nyamuragira through binoculars. Figure modified after Kitagawa et al. Annals of Geophysics. . Seismicity increased from the previous week, with sequences of LP earthquakes coupled with volcanic tremor episodes between 28 and 31 July. The lava appeared to be flowing from two fissures; one to the W towards the town of Kitchanga, and another to the S in the direction of the town of Mugunga (Sake) and Nyiragongo volcano. The authors of this article did not mention the situation at the volcano. 1/100.000, Royal Museum for Central Africa: Tervuren, Belgium. Ground observations. All shrubs and trees in the area were stripped of leaves and bark. This activity was characterized by A-type (high-frequency) and C-type (low-frequency) events. Incandescence at the summit and increased seismicity was reported again in April 2014, along with increasing SO2 values. The new vent[s], named [Gafuranindi], were about [1700 and] 800 m N of the 1980 cone, along a fissure that trended N20°E. During a flight over Nyamuragira on 27 September, researchers confirmed that the eruption had ended. Eruptions has always been an evolving space - it started as a little side project on Wordpress that has grown over the last two-and-a-half years into a community of volcano … Both MODVOLC and MIROVA thermal anomalies appeared again in early November and persisted through the end of the year. An earthquake swarm began about a week before the eruption (figure 9), but gradually declined between 16 September and eruption's onset, with changing seismic waveforms reflecting a shift to lower frequencies. A lava lake was in clear evidence starting in November 2014 and into 2015. A preliminary USAID/OFDA report provided by Jim Smith indicated that Nyamuragira began erupting at 0032 on 6 February. This cloud contained ~ 190 kt of SO2. The swarms were recorded by the entire seismic network at the volcano, as far away as 90 km S of the volcano. This flow reached a maximum width of 2.5 km, and was less than 0.5 m thick at its front. Information Contacts: Akumbi Mbiligi, Goma Volcano Observatory, Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelle, Lwiro, D.S. Calabrese, S., Scaglione, S., Milazzo, S., D'Alessandro, W., Bobrowski, N., Giuffrida, G. B., and Yalire, M., 2014, Passive degassing at Nyiragongo (DR Congo) and Etna (Italy) volcanoes. The volcano remained quiet with no reports of thermal activity until April 2018 (figure 73). Remote thermal data. By the 26th, the flow had reached Nyasheke-South and was ~6 km from Kakomero, the base camp for climbers at the park entrance. No ash was detected in the volcanic clouds by EP TOMS as of 12 May, and the maximum altitude reached by the SO2 was unclear. On 20 October 2017 OVG released a communication stating that a brief episode of unspecified activity occurred on 17 and 18 October, but the volcano returned to lower activity levels on 20 October. Rob Wright reported that this linear anomaly corresponded to an extensive lava flow. JERS-1 co-eruptive deformation interferogram of the December 1996 eruption of Nyamuragira. Nyamuragira volcano (14 km NW of Nyiragongo) also began erupting on 4 July from W of the crater. The cones were breached to the W and a little lava was extruded in that direction (flow l, figure 1). [Rothery adds "Following this report, personal communications from Henry-Luc Hody and Bernard Louant revealed that the radiant pixels were coincident with a fumarole field that was active between at least August 1989 and April 1990. Another 15 cm of deformation was detected within the Nyamuragira caldera accompanied by deflation on the flanks. Eruptive activity probably stopped that afternoon. As mentioned at the top of this report, Smets also noted that the lava lake continued to exist through and beyond January 2015 (the end of this reporting interval). Nyamuragira is ~20 km NW of Nyiragongo and 40 km NW of the city of Goma, which was devastated by an eruption at Nyiragongo in January 2002. They stopped abruptly on 2 May 2017. They stressed that an eruption from Nyamuragira would not threaten the city of Goma or other inhabited areas. | October
Explosions increased in intensity, sending ejecta 500-600 m high every 2 seconds. "The 2011-2012 eruption of Nyamulagira marked the beginning of the progressive collapse and southward extension of the pit crater from which the fumarole escaped. Left: ALOS ascending pass, FBS mode, 46-day interferogram spanning the January 2010 eruption of Nyamuragira. Bukavu, DR Congo; Jacques Durieux, Resident Volcanologist, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations, New York, NY 10017 USA (URL: https://reliefweb.int/). By the afternoon of 30 December, the lava flow was 15-20 km long, but only 300-400 m wide. Helicopter flights on 1 and 3 August revealed that the eruption that began on 25 July at Nyamuragira continued at a high rate. Slow-moving lava traveled N. GORISK noted that radar images acquired on 11 November showed the largest deformation ever detected by the method (InSAR) since the early 1990's over Nyamuragira. One lava flow traveled N from the several-kilometer-long fracture, while a smaller one moved S and stopped on the morning of 26 July, when the lava flows were 6-7 km long and ~1 km wide. The eruptive fissure trended N34°E, similar to fissures from the 1980 (Gasenyi) and 1987 (Gafuranindi) eruptions (figure 8). Information Contacts: Information contacts:
A second increase in lava fountaining, to as much as 200 m height, began suddenly about 1300 on 4 January. Information Contacts: Jacques Durieux, United Nations Office for Project Services, Unite de Gestion des Risques Volcaniques, Observatoire Volcanologique de Goma; Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, MODIS Thermal Alert System, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawai'i, 2525 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI, USA (URL: http://modis.higp.hawaii.edu/); Rob Wright, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii, 1680 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA (URL: http://modis.higp.hawaii.edu/). Volcanism that began on 6 February 2001 continued into March. The area where the venting took place was SE of the summit, near Kagano (29.217°E, 1.433°S), a center active during 1989-98 (see map in SEAN 14:05). (It is 13 km north-north-west of Nyiragongo, the volcano which caused extensive damage to the city of Goma in its 2002 eruption.) An ASTER image on 18 January showed that the eruption occurred on the SE rift zone and gave rise to two significant lava flows (figure 36), the longest of which extended 12 km.
Thus, the Landsat observation is one of the earliest and clearest demonstrations that high surface temperatures associated with fumaroles can be detected by short-wavelength infrared satellite imaging."] Heavy tephra falls occurred N, E, and S of the cone. Multi-vent eruption, 25 July-27 September 2002; regional earthquake.
References. The last eruption of Nyamulagira was on July 26, 2002 and did not cause casualties but destroyed dense tropical forest that is home to rich and varied wildlife. On 28 January, six subsidiary craters opened within 200 m of the N foot vent. The broad low-angle shield volcano contrasts dramatically with the adjacent steep-sided Nyiragongo to the SW. The new vent was ~6 km ENE of the 1958 Kitsimbanyi cone, and thus the northernmost of Nyamuragira's recent eruption sites. The main flows were 10.5-11 km long, and covered portions of the flow from the 2006 eruption (Ushindi) (figure 33). The latter was interpreted as the location of a magma chamber, the same position as the chamber that fed the 27 July 2002 eruption. In early May, activity moved to the N end of the fissure, as a NE branch developed and formed vents 15-17. Sources: Observatoire Volcanologique de Goma (OVG); OMI Sulfur Dioxide Group. Virunga National Park staff had previously been observing the eruption from a hilltop in Rumangabo, but on 9 November the staff and rangers traveled to the site. MIROVA data showed that the thermal radiative power was at moderate levels the first half of the month then declined to low levels during the second half. It is among the most active volcanoes in Africa. Two large lava flows moved quickly and joined below the lowest cone to form a main flow. Only the 1912-1913 eruption caused fatalities. Jacques Durieux, the United Nations manager for Volcano Risk Reduction for the Goma Volcano Observatory (GVO), reported that at about 2000 on 26 October 2006 the observatory began to record sustained seismic activity. | July
Remarks: There is deformation associated with the 2004 eruption, but InSAR data coverage is sparse. Table 3. According to seismic data from the Goma Volcano Observatory (GVO) monitoring network (figure 31), the eruption began on 2 January at 0217. On 19 October the central crater opened and the lava flowed into the surrounding forest. The Virunga Volcanic Province (VVP) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is part of the western branch of the East African Rift System. According to the article, more than 60% of those displaced settled in the Kivu region, including some near to Nyamuragira although the population distribution was not specified for this area alone. They saw three very active lava fountains eject scoria about 100 m high and a very fast moving lava flow travel to the NE from a breach in the lowest part of the fracture. Nyamuragira is a relatively active volcano, producing lava lakes and flows - some of which reached as far as 30 km. During fieldwork on 11 September, lava fountaining was observed every 10-13 minutes. News reports from Reuters. Initial reports of January 2010 eruption. A large tectonic earthquake (Mw 6.1-6.2; mb 5.8; Ms 6.3), one of the two largest in at least 30 years, occurred on 24 October. This 2002 eruption started with a few signs in December 2000 where there were a few earthquakes/ volcanic tremors in the region that were prolonged. Remote Sensing. Congo) from satellite imagery: J. African Earth Sci. Spatio-temporal dynamics of eruptions in a youthful extensional setting: Insights from Nyamulagira volcano (D.R. Seismicity generally consisted of long-period (LP) earthquakes on the NE side of the volcano. . Nyamuragira,also known as Nyamulagira, is a shield volcano located 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Nyiragongo. In July 1994 a W-flank fissure emitted lava fountains, lava flows, and ash. The following report was prepared by Akumbi Mbiligi with additional notes and explanations provided by Hiroyuki Hamaguchi, who has collaborated on Virungan volcano research for over 20 years. The last 3 occurred within the past 1800 years. This is an unusual pattern for Nyamuragira; tremor usually ends at the same time as the eruption. The lava appeared to be flowing from two fissures; one to the W towards the town of Kitchanga, and another to the S in the direction of both the town of Mugunga (Sake) and Nyiragongo volcano. Bukavu, DR Congo; Stephen J. Schaefer, Joint Center for Earth System Technology (NASA-UMBC), Mail Code 921, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA; George Stephens, NOAA/NESDIS, E/SP22, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746-4304, USA; Robert D. Farquhar, NOAA/NESDIS, FB-4, Suitland, MD 20233-9909 USA; Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse, Météo-France, 42 Avenue Gaspard Coriolis, F-31057 Toulouse cedex, France; Reuters Limited. From 20 September until 5 February, activity was confined to a N32-34°E fissure (cones 1-8). Dario Tedesco reported that the eruptions ceased in March 2012 after a series of explosion earthquakes recorded by the OVG had ended; the last MODVOLC thermal alert in the area of the eruption was captured on 14 March 2012, and none were reported again until 2014. Information Contacts: Goma Volcano Observatory, Departement de Geophysique, Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles, Lwiro, D.S. The geodimeter network operating on the Nyamuragira summit has also revealed a gradual strain increase since 1980, showing that the crater is dilated. Current activity includes strong thermal signatures, continued inner crater wall collapses, and continued moderate seismicity. Largest plumes of interval, Nyamlagira | Nyamulagira | Namlagira | Girungo-Namlagira, The IAVCEI Commission on Volcanic Hazards and Risk has a, Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (. Congo), in the rift depression.
During August, Christoph Weber managed to visit Nyamuragira despite the hazard from armed groups roaming the region around the volcanoes. The earthquakes at Nyamuragira have been deep, between 15 and 20 km. Some strong phreatomagmatic explosions occurred from the previously active vent. Data recorded 4 August at about 0930 by the Landsat TM show a hot area (10 km E of the summit crater, near Kimanura cone) with thermal radiation in TM band 7 (2.08-2.35 µm). Preliminary estimation of the observed deformation signal suggested an affected area spreading over 250 km2. Activity at the new vent was preceded by an increase in microtremor amplitude recorded at a seismic station (Katale) 12 km E. Amplitude increased significantly from 8 June, indicating movement of new magma from a deeper source. The SO2 gas was most concentrated around the eruption site and thinned as it moved away. As 27 January eruption began, witnesses assumed they heard artillery fire. A press report described falls of both ash and Pele's hair during the first half of July in the Mokoto Hills, above the W escarpment of the rift ~20 km from the volcano. October seismic swarm followed by the eruption of 27 November 2006. Information Contacts: IRS; M. Krafft, Cernay. On the night of the 26th, lava emerged from the W side of the Kanamaharagi cone (formed during the 1905 eruption), building a new parasitic cone (also named Kanamaharagi) at ~1,860 m altitude. Lava extended 6-7 km NE, along and over the 1958, 1967, and 1980 flows. The lake was ~300 m in diameter and had four strong lava fountains in it. On 2 March a new eruption started on Nyamuragira's S flank. Nyamuragira erupted from cones and fissures on the NE flank between early November 2011 and mid-March 2012 (BGVN 39:03). Congo): the 17 January 2002 eruption and its aftermath: Acta Vulcanologica, v. 14-15, p. 75-86. Information Contacts: N. Zana, CRSN, Bukavu; H-L. Hody, GEOVAR, Kigali, Rwanda. 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