Nyiragongo volcanoes could erupt again by 2027

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 10 September 2020 at 07:02

Studies in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo show that volcanoes in the Nyiragongo region are likely to erupt again in the next four to seven years.

According to a study by the Goma Volcano Observatory, the eruption will affect more than two million people living on the outskirts of the volcano, especially in city of Goma and Rubavu in Rwanda.

According to the agency, the population growth in Goma has led to some of the people settled on the paths of which these volcanoes may erupt, putting their lives in danger.

The recent volcano eruption was in 2002, caused extensive damage to both the DRC and Rwanda, with Rwanda receiving about 400,000 Congolese refugees; at the time, some houses were demolished on the Congolese side and in parts of Rwanda near Goma.

The recent volcano eruption was in 2002

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