Africa

African volcano lava rising at rapid rate in DISASTER warning – ‘Most dangerous in world!’

Nyiragongo, a volcano on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, is seeing its lava lake filling at an alarming rate. Volcanologists have warned the rise in lava levels could spell disaster for nearby communities. Nyiragongo last erupted in 2002, killing 250 people and wiping out 20 percent of neighbouring city Goma. It has a 250-meter-wide lake of lava in its crater, the largest in the world. Dario Tedesco, volcanologist at Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, told Science magazine he led an investigation into Nyiragongo’s crater earlier this year to measure the volcano’s lava. But Mr Tedesco’s team from Goma Volcano Observatory found the lava in the volcano is rising at alarming rate and raising risks it could erupt again……….Read More