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Nyiragongo Volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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type d'évènement:Volcano
Localidation de l'évènement:The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date de l'activation Charte:2021-05-23
Time of Charter Activation:10:54
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Demandeur:UNITAR on behalf of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Activation ID:713
Chef de projet:UNITAR/UNOSAT

Nyiragongo volcano close to the city of Goma erupted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo threatening Goma and neighbouring towns.

At least 15 deaths have been confirmed, but the number is likely to rise as officials reach the hardest-hit areas.

More than 170 children are feared to be missing and 150 others had been separated from their families, according to UNICEF, which said centres would be set up to help unaccompanied minors.

The volcano, located 10 km (six miles) from Goma, last erupted in 2002, killing 250 people and making 120,000 homeless.

Rwandan authorities said more than 3,000 people had officially crossed from Goma. Some started to return on Sunday. Others went to higher ground to the west of the city.

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Lava-flow lobes in minor crater north-northwest of Nyiragongo

Source: Landsat-8
Acquis: Landsat-8: 01/06/2021

Copyright: Map produced by USGS/

Nyiragongo Volcano: deformation analysis

Source: Sentinel-1 / ALOS-2 / COSMO-SkyMed
Acquis: Sentinel-1: 25/05/2021 and 31/05/2021
COSMO-SkyMed: 23/05/2021
ALOS-2: 28/05/2021

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
COSMO-SkyMed © ASI 2021 processed under license from ASI – Agenzia Spaziale Italiana. All rights reserved. Distributed by e-GEOS
ALOS-2 © JAXA
Map produced by USGS

Lava flow and geological information in NordKivu Province, DR Congo and Western Province, Rwanda

Source: Sentinel-1 / Sentinel-2 / Pleiades
Acquis: Sentinel-1: 25/05/2021
Sentinel-2: 01/06/2021
Pleiades: 01/06/2021

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2021), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Preliminary satellite derived assessment of Nyiragongo volcanic eruption, Democratic Republic of the Congo & Rwanda

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Source: SAOCOM-1A / Sentinel-2
Acquis: SAOCOM-1A: 27/05/2021
Sentinel-2A: 27/05/2021

Copyright: SAOCOM-1A © CONAE (2021)
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
Report produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Lava flow and geological information related to the volcanic eruption in DR Congo and Rwanda

Source: Sentinel-2 / Sentinel-1 / SAOCOM-1A
Acquis: Sentinel-2: 24/10/2020
Sentinel-1: 25/05/2021
SAOCOM-1A: 27/05/2021

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
SAOCOM 1A © CONAE (2021)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Lava flow perimeter and fissure system with vent locations derived from multiple groups and sources of imagery

Source: World-View-2
Acquis: World-View-2: 11/03/2021

Copyright: © 2021 DigitalGlobe, Inc., Longmont CO USA 80503. DigitalGlobe and the DigitalGlobe logos are trademarks of DigitalGlobe, Inc. The use and/or dissemination of this data and/or of any product in any way derived there from are restricted. Unauthorized use and/or dissemination is prohibited
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Lava flow and affected structures and roads caused by the volcanic eruption in North of Goma airport, Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquis: Sentinel-1: 25/05/2021

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
Map Produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Lava flow and affected structures caused by the volcanic eruption in Kanyanza village, Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquis: Sentinel-1: 25/05/2021

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Lava flow extent and affected structures caused by the Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in Goma, DR Congo

Source: Sentinel-1/ Pleiades
Acquis: Sentinel-1: 25/05/2021
Pleiades: 26/05/2021

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2021), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Preliminary Lava Flow Extension Following the Nyiragongo Volcano eruption

Source: TerraSAR-X / Sentinel-1
Acquis: TerraSAR-X: 24/05/2021
Sentinel-1: 25/05/2021

Copyright: © DLR e.V. (2021), Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Lava flow and affected structures caused by Nyiragongo volcanic eruption, Nord-Kivu Province, DR Congo

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquis: TerraSAR-X: 24/05/2021

Copyright: © DLR e.V. (2021), Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH

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