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Volcano on the Brink

Explore Africa’s sleeping giant—Nyamuragira, one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes.

Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova

Program Description

Explore Nyamuragira in central Africa, one of the world’s most active and mysterious volcanoes. Decades of civil strife have prevented scientists from investigating the volcano, but a brief pause allows an international team of experts to fly by helicopter to the summit to investigate. Discover the volcano’s hidden dangers, and probe whether magma pressure is building up to threaten another eruption.

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