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Inside Nyiragongo Volcano

  • By Lexi Krock
  • Posted 11.01.05
  • NOVA

Some of the world's most spectacular but least-known volcanoes lie along a 1,200 mile long crack in the Earth's crust called the East African Rift. Among the most active and deadly of these volcanoes is Nyiragongo, located near the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In this interactive, explore the volcano and learn what risks it poses to the 500,000 people who live in its shadow.

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Peer inside and explore the anatomy of Nyiragongo, a dangerous volcano lying along the East African Rift.

This feature originally appeared on the site for the NOVA program Volcano Under the City.

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(all except dike)
Courtesy of Jacques Durieux
(volcanic dike)
Courtesy of USGS

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