Earthquakes at the Congolese border raise the threat of a second volcanic eruption


Democratic Republic of the Congo GOMA-A magnitude 5.3 quake shook the border between Rwanda and Congo on Tuesday morning, and Rwandan earthquake monitors expressed concern about a new eruption that killed at least 32 people following the eruption on Saturday. ..

On Saturday, Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, erupted, sending a river of lava downhill to Goma, a city of about 2 million people.

According to the United Nations Refugee Authority, the area has experienced repeated tremors since then, reclaiming lava lakes at volcanic craters, increasing the risk of new crevices and other eruptions.

According to Reuters, several buildings in Sesame appeared to have collapsed in the quake, but it was not yet clear if police blocked the area and caused casualties.

According to the Rwandan Earthquake Monitor, managed by the Rwandan Mine, Oil and Gas Commission, the quake occurred in the Rugulerero sector in western Rwanda at 11:03 am local time.

According to Reuters, Goma had several cracks on Earth on its final day, but businesses have resumed throughout the city and the lives of those who haven’t lost their homes appear to be back to normal.

According to the United Nations, the eruption destroyed about 1,000 homes and evacuated more than 5,000 people.

The lava flow stopped hundreds of meters before the city’s border, but along the way destroyed 17 villages, cut off major power supplies, blocked major roads, and was one of Africa’s most food-intensive areas. Interfered with the provision of assistance to one.

The government said the 1.7 km (1.1 miles) road connecting sesame seeds in the northern part of the state was covered with lava, hindering the movement of people and goods.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cross said in a statement that lava destroyed one of the most important sources of water, making safe water unavailable to more than 500,000 people.

“The lava flow has stopped, but authorities have warned that the danger is not over and seismic activity in the area could cause further lava flow. Infrastructure damage has been ruled out. No, “says IFRC.