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By Christophe Uwizeyimana

A red glow appeared at the top of Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo on October 11, 2022, after a rapid magmatic supply to its crater. The Alert Level remains at Yellow.

There was a very rapid magmatic supply in the crater of the Nyiragongo volcano, testified by rumblings felt by the population, followed by the appearance of a glow at the top of the volcano, the Goma Volcanological Observatory (OVG) reported on October 11.1

The presence of glow at the summit testifies that the energy escapes through the Central crater, reducing the pressure on the flanks.

#Nyiragongo: Une lueur rouge était visible au dessus du volcan Nyiragongo à Goma ce mardi 11 octobre 2022. Voir le communiqué officiel de l’Observatoire de Goma ci dessous. (Photo credit: @mnkfcreatives) 1/ pic.twitter.com/Rp0YJpJS75

— Nyiragongo Info (@Nyiragongoinfo) October 12, 2022

OVG said their teams will be deployed to the ground to measure the temperature, concentration of gas, and crack movements.

The Alert Level remains at Yellow.

A major eruption took place at Nyiragongo on May 22, 2021, producing high lava fountains and lava flows that forced thousands of nearby residents to evacuate in panic. Ash rose up to 13.7 km (45 000 miles) above sea level.2

About 1 000 homes and other structures were destroyed by lava while at least 32 people died – mostly in car crashes during evacuation.

The eruption was similar to the one in 2002, which caused the death of 250 people.

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Christophe UWIZEYIMANA

Christophe Uwizeyimana is a Rwandan journalist who studied in University of Rwanda. Worked on Environmental, Health, General and Business reporting from 2015 up to now.
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Christophe Uwizeyimana is a Rwandan journalist who studied in University of Rwanda. Worked on Environmental, Health, General and Business reporting from 2015 up to now.

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