Mount Nyiragongo 2021 Eruption In Congo

mount nyiragongo 2021 eruption in congo


Mount Nyiragongo is an active natural wonder stratovolcano that lies on an elevation of 3,470 meters in the Virunga Mountains within the Albertine Rift. Mount Nyiragongo is located in Virunga national park of the Democratic Republic of Congo, approximately 12 kilometers from the north of Goma town, and borders Rwanda in the west. Virunga national park a number of splendid tourism activities where tourists can participate in such as mountain gorilla trekking, Mount Nyiragongo hike, chimpanzee tracking, and nature walks.


In History mount Nyiragongo has been e erupting ever since 1882 and here comes an unexpected eruption which took place on Saturday 22 –May -2021 abruptly. Where coincidence started from 6 pm, the lava flew outside with high pressure which forces it to pour out into different villages and the surrounding areas, which they never expected.


 Mount Nyiragongo lava continued to flow in different directions at East and west to ‘’Saka’’ 20 kilometers from Goma and towards the East of Kisenyi side of Rwanda.  this unexpected incident has forced millions of people to be displaced.

Mount Nyiragongo lava   was estimated to have flown for 1 kilometer per hour which gave millions of people an escape time although many people lost their properties and some people died