Mount Nyiragongo Facts

Mount Nyiragongo FactsMount nyiragongo is recorded to have erupted 34 times since 1882 and the last eruption took place in Jan 2002. Lava flew through Goma town and to the shores of Lake Kivu which threatened people in the surrounding areas of the limnic eruptions that would occur from the lake. The remains of 2002 eruption can still be viewed on a city tour around Goma.

The volcano has the largest lava lake in the world, 2 different cooled lava benches in the crater walls with a higher one at 3,175m and a lower one of 2,975m.