Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01586
The summit of the broad Nyamuragira shield volcano is seen here in 1990 from a vent on the upper SE flank. Lava flows from Nyamuragira cover 1,500 km2 of the East African Rift. The summit is truncated by a small 2 x 2.3 km summit caldera. Historical eruptions have occurred within the summit caldera and from the numerous fissures and scoria cones on the flanks.
Photo by Henry-Luc Hody, 1990 (Belgian ambassador).
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Galleries: Shield Volcanoes
Keywords: shield volcano | vent | scoria cone