Scientists warn of a imminent volcanic disaster

Most dangerous volcano on the planet, says scientist.

15 Oct 2020 – The largest lava lake in the world, at the mouth of the Nyiragongo volcano, is growing at an alarming rate, scientists warn. (Located in Democratic Republic of Congo.)

The lake is calculated to reach a critical point in the next four years, reports Express. However, this is an optimistic scenario. According to volcanologist Dario Tedesco, if an earthquake occurs (and that has happened before), lava flows can seep out of Nyiragongo much earlier. Tedesco is sure that all these characteristics make the African volcano the most dangerous on the planet.

Tedesco has watched Nyiragongo for almost 30 years. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Africa. Its opening is 2 km (1.2 miles) in diameter, with a depth of about 250 m (820 ft). Liquid lava is constantly boiling in the crater. In the event of an eruption, the molten rock can fall on the surrounding settlements at a speed of up to 100 km/h (60 mph).

The last time this happened, in 2002, some 250 people died and about 20 percent of the buildings in the neighboring city of Goma were destroyed.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

7 thoughts on “Scientists warn of a imminent volcanic disaster”

  1. I wonder how much CO2 would be emitted if that African volcano erupted?
    If it threw too much dust into the atmosphere, it would also effect sunshine levels and have a global effect.
    Plus it would be extremely detrimental to aircraft.

  2. “Most dangerous volcano on the planet”
    How is it dangerous ?
    The article doesn’t make that clear.
    I’d say it’s insignificant compared with the volcanoes in Iceland.
    Previous eruptions there released so much hydrogen sulphide that people living in Western Scotland were gassed to death by the fumes.

  3. The volcano is dangerous for many reasons.
    First of all it has some of the hottest and fastest lava on earth.
    Secondly CO2 emissions down slope fill hollows where people work, travel and play creating a suffocation hazard with CO2 concentrations as high as 60% . 15% kills.
    Thirdly the Great lake near by is charged up with CO2 and possibly methane and given the right kind of disturbance like a landslide or quake and you can have a degassing event that could kill the city of Goma which is right beside the lake and down slope from the volcano.
    Who was the genius who approved that set up for a disaster?

    Where they gonna go when the volcano blow?

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