Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00261
Shaheru is one of two large satellitic volcanoes of Nyiragongo. The summit of the south-flank volcano is capped by a roughly 800-m wide crater. A larger stratovolcano, Baruta, was constructed on the northern flank. These two volcanoes give Nyiragongo a double-shouldered profile.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1982.