The World’s Most Notorious Volcanoes – Mount Nyiragongo, Tambora and Mt. Vesuvius

The World’s Most Notorious Volcanoes – Mount Nyiragongo, Tambora and Mt. Vesuvius

View of the Nyiragongo volcano, located inside Virunga National Park. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the most famous volcanoes in Africa and one of eight in the Virunga Mountains, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo near the town of Goma

View of the Nyiragongo volcano, located inside Virunga National Park. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the most famous volcanoes in Africa and one of eight in the Virunga Mountains, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo near the town of Goma

Magma churns and gushes in the lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, one of Africa's most active volcanoes, in Goma, Congo on March 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

2010 in photos (part 1 of 3)

Magma churns and gushes in the lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, one of Africa's most active volcanoes, in Goma, Congo on March 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mount Nyiragongo, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Submitted by /u/ChazDoge on Reddit. Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Eastern Africa [2164 x 1440] (Olivier Grunewald)

Submitted by /u/ChazDoge on Reddit. Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Eastern Africa [2164 x 1440] (Olivier Grunewald)

Climbing Mount Nyiragongo, mountain gorilla trekking and Lake Kivu extravaganza

Climbing Mount Nyiragongo, mountain gorilla trekking and Lake Kivu extravaganza

When volcano's erupt the lava runs down the side of it and it falls into a crater and gets filled with lava and it looks like a lava lake. -- Patrick Spann

When volcano's erupt the lava runs down the side of it and it falls into a crater and gets filled with lava and it looks like a lava lake. -- Patrick Spann

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Virunga National Park, Mount Nyiragongo (Olivier Grunewald)

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Virunga National Park, Mount Nyiragongo (Olivier Grunewald)

Capturing a candid portrait of a Congolese soldier resting after a long hike. In order to climb Mount Nyiragongo, the DRC government requires that travelers are escorted. The ascent is challenging, but the lava filled crater at the top is one of the more amazing sights on the planet #DRC #Africa | Photo by @socialnomads

Capturing a candid portrait of a Congolese soldier resting after a long hike. In order to climb Mount Nyiragongo, the DRC government requires that travelers are escorted. The ascent is challenging, but the lava filled crater at the top is one of the more amazing sights on the planet #DRC #Africa | Photo by @socialnomads

Climbing Mount Nyiragongo, mountain gorilla trekking and Lake Kivu extravaganza.

Climbing Mount Nyiragongo, mountain gorilla trekking and Lake Kivu extravaganza.

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