Mount Nyamuragira

Mount Nyamuragira in January 2014
Mount Nyamuragira in 31st January 2014. / MONUSCO Photos, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
Africa’s most active volcano, 3,058 m high. This volcano has erupted 30 times since 1880. As a result, it produces the major part of sulfur dioxide pollution in the world. Frequent eruptions of the volcano have created lava fields.

An intense eruption took place also in 2010 and damaged the virgin rainforest. The volcano contains an intermittent lava lake which seems to become more stable and permanent.

Mount Nyamuragira is included in the following article:

Lava lakes of the world

Lava lakes of the world in 2019
Lava lakes of the world in 2019 / Wondermondo / public domain
In October 2019 we have seven existing lava lakes on Earth. Three more existed for a longer time in the recent past. Besides this, since the year 2000 short-lived lava lakes and lava ponds existed in 11 more places. Wondermondo has listed them all in this article.

Location, GPS coordinates: 1.4093 S 29.2058 E
Categories: Volcanoes, Lakes and streams
Values: Geology, Visual
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Where is located? Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu, Virunga Mountains

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