Nyiragongo Volcano Eruption

This was the last eruption that occurred after some of the previous ones that occurred in 1912, 1938, 1948 and1970s. It was on 17 Jan that the volcano emitted lava which quickly flowed to Goma town up to the shores of L. Kivu. It is said to have killed about 150 people, destroyed a lot of property in the town, and blocked part of the run way at Goma airstrip. It is very safe to hike and have a night at the volcano summit because the eruptions are monitored.