Earthquakes at Congo border raise fears of second volcano eruption


  • World
  • Tuesday, 25 May 2021

A resident picks up remains from their home which is covered with smouldering lava after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano, near Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Djaffar Al Katanty

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 5.3 magnitude rocked the borderlands between Rwanda and Congo on Tuesday morning, the Rwandan Seismic Monitor said, raising worries about a fresh eruption following one on Saturday that killed at least 32 people.

On Saturday Democratic Republic of Congo's Mount Nyiragongo, one of the world's most active and dangerous volcanoes, erupted sending a river of lava downhill towards Goma, a city of some two million people.

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