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Volcano on Fire

Climb into the crater of Nyiragongo, a seething and active African volcano.

Premiered: Runtime: 53:37Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova

Climb with volcano experts to the summit of Nyiragongo, a highly active volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Twice in recent memory it has erupted, devastating Goma, a neighboring city of 1 million people. To investigate when it might erupt next, scientists climb into its crater toward a bubbling lava lake to deploy sensors and monitor the volcano’s activity. (Premiered October 10, 2018)

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