Guest Videos: Nyiragongo’s Lava Lake


Molten rock at Kilauea’s summit has disappeared from view, but the world’s largest lava lake is still bubbling away in the crater of Africa’s Nyiragongo Volcano.

The tricky part is getting down there to check it out.



It isn’t easy for tourists to approach Nyiragongo’s summit, either.


But the fascination of that incandescent glow is intense.


More information:

Smithsonian Global Volcanism page

Wikipedia

OSU article on “The Most Dangerous Volcano in the World” (videos of Hawaiian lava flows aren’t from 2018)

Photovolcanica: Nyiragongo


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