Hazardous Earth Nyragongo Volcanic Eruption Case Study

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  • Nyrangongo
    • 2002
    • Population = 1,000,000
    • 80,000 became homeless
    • VEI = 1
    • 147 died within first 24 hours
      • Killed by roofs collapsing from heavy ash, lava flows and toxic gases
    • 14 villages destroyed
    • Goma split in half by lava flows
      • 4500 buildings destroyed
        • 40% of Goma
    • Workplaces lost
      • Loss of employment, income, assets and savings

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