Announcing the eruption of a volcano near Nyaragongo was a false alarm

Announcing the eruption of a volcano near Nyaragongo was a false alarm

The Ministry of Communications had initially said that no low-lying areas in the northern part of the volcano had been threatened with “low intensity”.

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There is no new explosion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Government announces eruption of a small volcano near Nyaragongo in the eastern part of the country. “False alarm”, Announced Saturday, May 29, after the same government.

“Wrong alarm in Nyamuragira. A plane has flown all over this volcano. No eruption has been observed.”The Ministry of Communications took to Twitter after the explosion was reported “Low intensity” Do not threaten any populated area north of the same volcano. “These were intense activities to attract firewood to the coal, the smoke of which was considered to be a volcanic activity.”, The ministry explained.

A government spokesman quoted Murara, the second crater of Nyuragira, as a very active volcano, with lava still flowing in Virunga National Park.

The Goma region is an active volcanic eruption, consisting of six volcanoes, including Nyragongo and Naimuragira, at 3,470 and 3,058 m, respectively.

On May 22, the Nyragongo erupted with no warning signs. Two large lava flows escaped from the edge of the volcano, one of which rested on the northeastern outskirts of Goma. At least 34 people were killed and 900 to 2,500 homes were destroyed.

More than 400,000 people have now fled the neighboring province of South Kivu, the Mississippi region and more to the north since the evictions. “Preventive” The government decided. A few thousand people have sought refuge in Rwanda. Criticism of the authorities increased after this sudden explosion, and then Goma was surprised and embarrassed.

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