Nyiragongo, one of the world’s largest volcanoes, erupts
On Saturday, Mount Nyiragongo’s Democratic Republic of Congo volcano erupted, forcing thousands of people to flee to neighboring Rwanda in search of shelter. By Sunday, reports he said that the speed of the Nyiragongo volcano decreased and that the nearby city of Goma, home to more than one one million people survived.
The eruption – which occurred when the volcanoes opened up on the sides of the volcano and caused the lava to flow in several directions –surprise people, professionals, and adults. According to Reuters, this was due to the crisis at the Goma Volcano Observatory, a scientific organization that oversees Nyiragongo, a volcano located near the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. Volcanologists have been struggling to find the mountainsince the World Bank cut off its currency for fraud.
Officials had not been monitoring the eruption since October last year because they had no internet access. He was able to restart the internet in April when he received a grant from a US counterpart. Officials said by that time, ta lot of time was lost, however.
“As soon as the Internet was restored, we had started photographing the signs, but since we had no previous data, we thought it was the beginning of a volcanic eruption,” said Celestin Kasereka Mahinda, chief of science. “That’s why this was so amazing.”
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As amazing as it was to the rangers, the mountaineers and experts had done so sound the alarm in recent months of a possible eruption of Nyiragongo depending on the number of mountains and other indications.
Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and it has exploded seven times in the last hundred years. Explosive expert Robin George Andrews realized that one of the reasons Nyiragongo is so dangerous is that its lava is so fluid and fast, so fast that it can reach racing cars. The eruption of the region “also releases” a large amount of carbon dioxide, which he said, which drops to the ground and kills anyone affected.
The news of the eruption caused panic in the area, which is still a major issue in the 2002 volcanic eruption that killed 250 people and left 120,000 homeless. Although the government said the evacuation plan had been launched, an official announcement came just hours after the sky turned red on Saturday. The Associated Press reports, many after that kale they took themselves to flee.
A prophet of war told Reuters That Sunday 13 people he had been killed while fleeing the disaster. Of those who died, nine was bEen was involved in a road accident and four others tried to escape from a prison in Goma.
Nonetheless, the death toll is expected to rise sharply based on the initial reports of eyewitnesses.
Nyiragongo eruption destroyed hundreds of homes in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. CNN said that five schools have been destroyed, right Reuters reports that cooled lava in areas had become a ruin. Elsewhere, that it was three stories long, destroying big houses and sending smoke into the air.
On Sunday, people werebegin their return to see if, at present, the Nyiragongo invasion. After that, months recovery work begins.