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DR Congo's Nyamulagira volcano likely to erupt next week: expert

English.news.cn   2014-04-11 10:09:10            

KINSHASA, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The Nyamulagira volcano is currently in highly intense activity that can lead to a blowout in the coming days of next week, said an expert Thursday in Goma, a city in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

"The eruption of Nyamulagira will have no impact on the famous volcano Nyiragongo, whose activity is in a normal state," said Kaco Karume, member of the Volcanic Observatory of Goma (OVG).

Karume reassured local residents that they will be informed of the evolution of the volcano.

The Nyamulagira volcano is located 22 km north of Goma, capital of North Kivu province.

According to a member of the security of Virunga National Park, assigned to the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN), the volcano poses no threat to mountain gorillas and other animals that live there.

Recent eruptions of Nyamulagira date back to November 2011 and January 2010.

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