January 2010 eruption

GORISK Eruption Report n°3
“Situation on 13th January 2010”

Lava fountains – SE flank of Nyamulagira (Photo by B. Smets – RMCA)

The height of lava fountains at the eruptive site is similar to previous days, i.e. 50 to up to 100 meters high. The new spatter cone still grows and the lava channel that escapes from it becomes less incandescent than previous days.

Two lava flows flow toward the South. The western lava flow seems to be stationary since the beginning of this week. The eastern lava flow seems to slow down with only 200 m traveled between the 12th and the 13th January.

No eruptive activity is visible in the central caldera of Nyamulagira.