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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
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2007
Series/Report no.: 16/ 88 (2007)
DOI: 10.1029/2007EO160001
Keywords: Volcanology
Telemetered Seismic Network
Effusive volcanism
Experimental volcanism
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.08. Volcano seismology 
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
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