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Massive Volcanic Eruption in the National Park this morning

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posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 07:05 AM
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Massive Volcanic Eruption in the National Park this morning


gorillacd.org

At 03.45 this morning, we all woke to a massive eruption on Mt Nyamulagira, a volcano just across from our headquarters at Rumangabo station, about 15 kilometres to the west. The eruption is from quite high up on the volcano, and it looks like it’s a big one.

We watched it quite anxiously to see which direction the lava flow would take. It will not be heading our way, which is a relief for us. It looks like it is heading towards the south west. At the moment it is well contained in the national park, but seems to be heading towards the Sake area, which is quite a big town near Goma. At
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 07:05 AM
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We are always filled with dread when there is an eruption in the park. In January 2002, there was an eruption that caused a massive lava flow that went straight through the middle of Goma town, causing huge suffering to hundreds of thousands of people. The last eruption on Nyamulagira was in 2006, but that one was relatively small and flowed towards the north west, with no damage to human settlements.

gorillacd.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 07:16 AM
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After reading the article i now realise that you are talking about Congo, Africa!! You can imagine my first reaction was WTF when you were talking about a volcano outside your door and your avatar showing you are from the Netherlands. I am pretty sure they do not have volcanoes over there....


Good to hear the lava is flowing away from were you are.

Peace

[edit on 2/1/2010 by operation mindcrime]



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 07:26 AM
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No,this was the only information i could find about it.

there was only a smal mentioning on breakingnews.com,and this was the only thing i could find about it.

no volcanos here though everything is as flat as a piece of paper here in holland


Cheers



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 07:55 AM
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Also, within the article, it mentions that the area hopes that 2010 brings about more volcanic tourism. So, it doesn't seem like they are scared by it, and therefore neither should we. Wheew. That's a relief.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by patmac
Also, within the article, it mentions that the area hopes that 2010 brings about more volcanic tourism. So, it doesn't seem like they are scared by it, and therefore neither should we. Wheew. That's a relief.


You know I find it ALMOST funny, that anyone would go to a place with live volcanoes as a tourist location.

I mean really. Also, they are worried about the lava heading in a different direction than their city? Why the hell would you build a city near an active volcanoe?

I guess their must be nowhere else to build it. Kind of like building a city on the lower flood plain of the largest sewer system in the US i guess. Talking about New Orleans. Sometimes I just do not understand civil planning at all.

edit to add-I know cities were started hundreds of years ago, just saying.

[edit on 1/2/2010 by endisnighe]



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 08:27 AM
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*laughs* for once i agree with you.

Why is a turbulant place like California a highly populated area?

I LOVE new orleans. It is an awesome place. But lets face it, living in a coastal bowl below sea level is just not the smartest thing.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 08:28 AM
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Volcanic soil tends to be very fertile, so if you're looking for a place to grow food to survive, it's a good place to be till the mountain above you blows up...it's kinda worth hedging your bets if it hasn't in a while, and you rely on it being dormant for at least your lifetime. That's why cities and towns tend to spring up in these areas historically.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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BBC is confirming the news and uses a picture from the blog the OP posted.
news.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by sunspot0

Massive Volcanic Eruption in the National Park this morning


gorillacd.org

At 03.45 this morning, we all woke to a massive eruption on Mt Nyamulagira, a volcano just across from our headquarters at Rumangabo station, about 15 kilometres to the west. The eruption is from quite high up on the volcano, and it looks like it’s a big one.

We watched it quite anxiously to see which direction the lava flow would take. It will not be heading our way, which is a relief for us. It looks like it is heading towards the south west. At the moment it is well contained in the national park, but seems to be heading towards the Sake area, which is quite a big town near Goma. At
(visit the link for the full news article)



Dude, you scared the crap out of me with that National Park heading. My first thought was " Yellowstone" Now I have to calm down LOL



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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When Yellowstone erupts, it will be a global event affecting everything on the planet.



posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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reply to post by endisnighei agree why would anyone want to live on or around a volcano .
but the same applies to the italians living on and around mount vesuvius
when they were told that it was well over due for an eruption and they was offered money to relocate , they turned the offer down saying that it was a lovely place to live and did not want to leave



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