volcanic eruption - nyiragongo
nyiragongo is a steep sided active volcano. It is located in the democratic republic of Congo.
This is an area of many faults where the plates are being stretched as they move away from each other.
''causes of the eruption ''
The eruption happened on January 17th 2002. The volcano has a lava lake in its crater. There was little warning as the lava reached the city of Goma. It was difficult to put emergency responses in place.
Social impacts on the eruption ( effects of people).
. homes were destroyed by ash and lava
. 45 people died in the first 24 hours
. 14 nearby vilages were destroyed by lava and ash
people lost jobs and business
350000 were dependant on the aid
30% of city was destroyed
since 1882 has erupted 34 times .
by BH yl1