Nyiragongo Volcano Photos

- The lava lake in July 2006: violent fountains of lava -


22-23 July: fountains and magma bubbles in the lava lake

Violent lava fountains were present near the northern shore of the lake. Giant exploding lava bubbles up to 30m in diameter shower the lake surface and the surrounding walls with incandescent fragments, agitate the lake with waves up to 10 m high.

Enlarged section of the 3rd photo in the left row, showing details of an exploding magma bubble.
Views of the lava lake with its zig-zagging fractures and the lava fountain on the N shore.
Views of the lake from the western crater rim.
Lava fountains and heavy gas clouds generated by these. Unusually calm conditions permitted clear views of the interior parts of the caldera.