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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.

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.


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