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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10982

An evening view from the crater rim of Nyiragongo volcano looks across the floor of the East African Rift at Nyamuragira volcano. The shield volcano is one of Africa's most active volcanoes, producing more than three dozen eruptions since the mid-19th century. Photo by Simon Carn, 2004 (TOMS Volcanic Emissions Group, University of Maryland, Baltimore County).

An evening view from the crater rim of Nyiragongo volcano looks across the floor of the East African Rift at Nyamuragira volcano. The shield volcano is one of Africa's most active volcanoes, producing more than three dozen eruptions since the mid-19th century.

Photo by Simon Carn, 2004 (TOMS Volcanic Emissions Group, University of Maryland, Baltimore County).


Nyamuragira