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Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira - PIA03337.png
Nyamuragira (left) and Nyiragongo (right). Vertical scale exaggerated (1.5×).
Highest point
Elevation3,058 m (10,033 ft) [1]
Coordinates1°24′29″S 29°12′00″E / 1.408°S 29.2°E / -1.408; 29.2Coordinates: 1°24′29″S 29°12′00″E / 1.408°S 29.2°E / -1.408; 29.2[1]
Nyamuragira is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic
LocationNord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Parent rangeVirunga Mountains
Mountain typeShield volcano
Last eruption2014
Eruption in 2014

Nyamuragira is a 3,058 metres (10,033 ft) shield volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo.[1][2] The name means Herd of Cows.[3] It is among the most active volcanoes in Africa.[4][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Nyamuragira". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 22 August 2006.
  2. "Nyamulagira, Congo DRC". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  3. "Mount Nyamuragira Congo: Facts, Elevation & Location". africangorilla.com. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  4. "Nyamuragira". www.volcanodiscovery.com. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  5. Smets, Benoît; Wauthier, Christelle; d’Oreye, Nicolas (December 2010). "A new map of the lava flow field of Nyamulagira (D.R. Congo) from satellite imagery". Journal of African Earth Sciences. 58 (5): 778–786. doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2010.07.005.

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