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The volcano Nyiragongo (a GDACS Orange alert score of 1.5) affected the surrounding area of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The eruption prompted population movement and damaged the built environment.
On 22 May 2021 at 19:00 HRS, Mt. Nyiragongo, located in North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo suddenly erupted. The first eruption was reported at 19:00 22 May on the NE side of the crater towards the Rwanda border and not Goma city. The lava initially started flowing towards Rwanda. The second eruption was reported at 19:30 due to a crack on the crater face towards Goma city, facing the Goma International Airport. This sudden volcanic eruption created panic within the population, leading to mass movement towards the south into Goma and south east, out of the city of Goma. A portion of the population also fled towards Rwanda.
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The volcano Nyiragongo (a GDACS Red alert score of 2.5) is currently affecting the surrounding area of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The eruption prompted population movement and damaged the built environment. Event Name: Nyiragongo Volcanic eruption Type of Event: Sudden onset ‐ Several Days Warning Location: Near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Geographic Scope: ~10km around the volcano Estimated Humanitarian Impact: ~1,330,000 people within 30km Estimated Duration: Days to Week(s) Event Scope: Moderate Local Leads: OSM RDC Anticipated Needs: Support might be required for base map cleanup from beginner mappers to experienced ones. Request(s): Not yet, but there has been contacting from community members anticipating the potential need for support. HOT Current Capacity: Current capacity to lead is fair Need for Activation: High likelihood, there is a great need for mapping, and humanitarian organizations are likely to respond due todamage to the built environment and population movement in the area.