DR Congo, Mount Nyiragongo: Journey to the center of the Earth
In June 2010, a team of scientists and intrepid explorers stepped onto the shore of the lava lake boiling in the depths of Nyiragongo Crater, in the heart of the Great Lakes region of Africa.
The team had dreamed of this: walking on the shores of the world’s largest lava lake.
Members of the team had been dazzled since childhood by the images of the 1960 documentary “The Devil’s Blast” by Haroun Tazieff, who was the first to reveal to the public the glowing red breakers crashing at the bottom of Nyiragongo crater.
Photographer Olivier Grunewald was within a meter of the lake itself, giving us a unique glimpse of its molten matter. — Paula Nelson — Nyiragongo Crater: Journey to the Center of the World
Depiction of the Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira volcanoes, based on data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or Aster, and Landsat. Some lava flows (not all) from the 2002-01-17 eruption are shown in red. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
* Official Website of Virunga National Park
- Nyamuragira volcano (DR Congo): new lava lake forming in summit crater? (theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com)