Lava Lake. Scientists predict future activity from Mount Nyiragongo in coming years, Mount Nyiragongo contains one of the world’s deepest lava lakes. Interestingly enough, only a handful of lava lakes have been discovered, making this volcano a great candidate for study and observation. Check out this incredible video that shows molten lava bubbling and oozing from the lake:
Mount Nyiragongo Flowing Lava. Throughout history, stratovolcanoes have proven to be the deadliest, most hazardous of all volcano types. In 2002 during Mount Nyiragongo’s most recent eruption, hundreds of thousands of people fled the nearby city of Goma as lava raced from the volcano, killing more than 100 people. A similarly deadly eruption occurred in 1977, when scientists measured lava travelling at 60 miles per hour—faster than had ever been previously observed.
Lava Lake at Nyiragongo Volcano: Located inside Virunga National Park about 20 km. North of Goma, Mount Nyiragongo is currently still active, its last deadly eruption taking 147 lives in 2002. Its activity is, for now, being confined to the crater, where the lake of lava is slowly rising once more. Unlike your average lava flow, the unique presence of an alkali-rich volcanic rock, melilite nephelinite, creates a highly fluid consistency.