Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo): new lava lake forming in summit crater?

April 28, 2012AFRICA - Nyamuragira volcano in the DR Congo might be forming a new lava lake in its summit caldera.  The volcano’s last eruption from the Kimanura fissure NE of the summit caldera seems to have ended by now. Until early to mid March, a lava lake was observed in the eastern vent and a strong heat source could be detected on satellite imagery, but has now disappeared.  Seismic explosion signals from a source under the summit were noted on 24 February from the summit crater and overflights showed increased degassing from the central pit, which contained a lava lake until 1940. This activity increased in April and a strong SO2 odor from this area suggests the presence of near-surface magma. Scientists and the park rangers are speculating about the possibility that a new lava lake in the summit crater might be about to form. –Volcano Discovery
Last eruption February 2012
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