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Authors: Tedesco, D.*
Badiali, L.*
Boschi, E.*
Papale, P.*
Tassi, F.*
Vaselli, O.*
Kaserka, C.*
Durieux, J.*
De Natale, A.*
Amato, A.*
Cattaneo, M.*
Ciraba, H.*
Chirico, G. D.*
Delladio, A.*
DeMartin, M.*
Favalli, G.*
Franceschi, D.*
Lauciani, V.*
Mavonca, G.*
Monachesi, G.
Pagliuca, N. M.*
Sorrentino, D.*
Yalire, M.*
Title: Cooperation on Congo Volcanic and Environmental Risks
Title of journal: EOS
Series/Report no.: 16/ 88 (2007)
Publisher: AGU
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2007
DOI: 10.1029/2007EO160001
Keywords: Volcanology
Telemetered Seismic Network
Effusive volcanism
Experimental volcanism
Abstract: On 17 January 2002, the Nyiragongo volcano (1.52°S, 29.25°E, 3469 meters above sea level), located about 18 kilometers north of Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted, releasing a volume of 14-34 million cubic meters of lava. Lava flows originated from north-south oriented fractures that rapidly developed along the southern flank of the volcano. Two lava flows divided the nearby city of Goma (~500,000 people) into two parts, forcing a rapid exodus of the population into Rwanda. One of these lava flows ran into Lake Kivu, encroaching 60 meters below lake level with a submerged lava volume of 1 million cubic meters. About 15% of the town was directly affected, leaving approximately 120,000 people homeless. At least 170 people died as a direct consequence of the eruption
Description: Article
Appears in Collections:04.06.08. Volcano seismology
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