Eruption database

Nyamuragira (also known as Nyamulagira) and Nyiragongo are among the most active volcanoes in the world. A chronology of known eruptions from the Virunga volcanoes will be posted shortly.

'Illustration of camp to the east of Mount Götzen in 1898' by E. Grogan, from 'Lost Lion of Empire: the life of Cape-to-Cairo Grogan' by Edward Paice

The image above is probably the first pictorial representation of degassing from Nyiragongo; drawn in 1898 just four years after the volcano's 'discovery' by Count von Götzen in 1894. The volcano is easily recognizable due to its distinctive profile.