Last felt earthquake (2019.04.19):
A felt earthquake of local magnitude 4.3 occurred on 19 April 2019 at 10:56 local time (8:56 UTC) in the Bukavu-Kavumu region.
These results were obtained using KivuSnet seismic data (Oth el al., 2016). The location shown here was obtained through automatic processing.
– Oth et al. (2016), KivuSNet: The First Dense Broadband Seismic Network for the Kivu Rift Region (Western Branch of East African Rift), Seismological Research Letters, doi:10.1785/0220160147/-/DC1
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Posts provided in the News page give you information about the current eruptive activity in the Virunga, recent scientific publications, news about field expeditions, photos, videos, etc.
To start with a first post, here is a beautiful photo of Nyiragongo (on the right) and Nyamulagira (on the left) taken by Nicolas d’Oreye, during a field mission in May 2015.