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Volcanic hazards case study: Mount Nyiragongo, DRC 2002

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Huge political instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the conflicts
over the exploitation of the DRC's mineral resources by overseas companies which
is not benefitting local populations. Mount Nyiragongo is located near…

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and have prevented the volcanoes activity from being measured and rebel
groups have looted observation equipment.
As predictions are hard, the risk is greater as it will be hard to warn of
future eruptions
Nyiragongo is unique as it is a composite volcano that contains…


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