Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Nyamuragira
in DR Congo

Event summary

GREEN alert: The Nyamuragira Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 1000063
Name: Nyamuragira
Lat/Lon: -1.408 , 29.2
Event Date: 14 Mar 2023 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 810000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 10040000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 15 Mar 2023 06:47 UTC


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Latest media headlines

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DR Congo’s Nyamulagira volcano shows signs of erupting2023-03-14T08:36+0100.

Tuesday March 14 2023 Flames spewing from the Nyiragongo volcano in Goma, DR Congo following an eruption in May 2021. The city of Goma was on March 13, 2023 put on high alert after the Nyamulagira volcano showed signs of erupting. PHOTO

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (32), (2), INGV (2), INFORM (2),