Nyamuragira volcano in the DRCongo started to erupt last night as park rangers of the Virunga National Park report on facebook.
[less] Nyamuragira's eruption continues, but the lava output seems to decline.
After 5 days, the new lava flows have traveled 21 kilometers and approached the road from Goma to Sae within 7 km.
During the last visit of the scientists to Nyiragongo's crater in October a noticeable rise in the magma level of the lava lake was observed.
Much of the observatory's monitoring equipment has been looted, Mahinda explains, making more detailed analyses impossible, and there seems to be no way to reinstall.
Its eruptions produce curtains of fire and large lava flows, which normally are no harm to inhabited areas as the volcano is very remote.
In recent years, it has been almost impossible to access due to the presence of armed guerrilla troops hiding in this area.
To the delight of our expedition group heading towards Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo tomorrow, the lava flows from Nyamuragira are still active.
NASA Earth Observatory has released spectacular images from 3 January showing the vast lava flows from Nyamuragira volcano's current eruption.
During the first day of the eruption, lava flows have already travelled 10 km (! If the eruption continues, the flow is likely to cut the major E-W artery road from Sake to Goma lifeline.