Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Notes


This document inclides, causes, human impacts, physical impacts & responses to the 2002 hazard

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Mount Nyiragongo
Type of Hazard: Volcanic eruption.
Date of event Thursday 17th January 2002 at 9.30 local time
Location: Located in the centre of Africa at the eastern border of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda over
the East African Rift Valley 1

The Nyiragongo volcano is…

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The lava flowed across the runway at Goma airport burying a third of it and went
through the town splitting it in half with parts of it covered in up to 3m of lava.

The lava destroyed about 14 000 homes, 45 schools, 3 hospitals, commercial
buildings, roads and water…

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2 (CIA
World Fact Book)
National Geographic Website


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