Nyiragongo

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  • Nyiragongo-DRC-2002
    • general information
      • lies in the east African rift valley
      • triggered by a divergent plate boundary
      • usually fluid lava and lies on a hotspot
      • high population on fertile soil close to the volcano
    • Responses
      • Aid given from a number of NGOs who provided food and shelter
        • Oxfam and Christian aid
      • water was supplied from special water tankers
      • scientists monitor lake Kivu for gas release
  • Environmental impacts
    • plume of 100m-1km reached
    • Lava caused gas saturated waters to rise releasing co2 and methane
    • earthquakes occurred after eruption
  • Soial impacts
    • looting occured
    • thousands made homeless
    • 147 people died
    • 400,000 people evacuated
    • service shortage because too many people in an already poor area
    • Nyiragongo-DRC-2002
      • general information
        • lies in the east African rift valley
        • triggered by a divergent plate boundary
        • usually fluid lava and lies on a hotspot
        • high population on fertile soil close to the volcano
      • Responses
        • Aid given from a number of NGOs who provided food and shelter
          • Oxfam and Christian aid
        • water was supplied from special water tankers
        • scientists monitor lake Kivu for gas release

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