Map of Mount Nyiragongo
Looking for a map of Mount Nyiragongo? Nyiragongo volcano is destined in Virunga national park which is a UNESCO World Heritage property in the Democratic Republic of the Congo along the western arm of the East African Rift System.
The volcano hosts a 1.2 km-wide summit crater with a lava lake which has been active since 1971. Lava flows have been a hazard in the past years for the nearby Goma town which is 15 km away from the city. The documented lava flows occurred in April 2019 from a secondary cone that had formed in February 2016, accompanied by ejecta (BGVN 44:05). These flows, along with those that were reported during February and March 2016 (BGVN 42:01), were confined to the crater lake.
Volcanic activities have typically consisted of lava lake activity which is evidenced by strong thermal anomalies, incandescence, and gas-and-steam emissions (BGVN 45:12).
In May 2021, however, a notable flank fissure eruption consisted of intense seismicity, lava lake drainage, lava flows reaching Goma, and ash plumes (BGVN 46:06). The volcano is monitored by the Observatoire Volcanologique de Goma (OVG) and various satellite instruments.
Summary of Map of Mount Nyiragongo
Summit: 3470 m
Elevation: 11385 ft
Mount Nyiragongo has erupted about 35 times since the first recorded time in 1884. The eruption years were 1884, 1894, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1911, 1918, 1920-1921, 1927-1977, 1977, 1982, 1994-1996, 2002 and 2021