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Nyiragongo Volcano Erupts to 45,000 feet: DR Congo Orders Citywide Evacuations

The government in the Democratic Republic of Congo has launched an evacuation plan for the eastern city of Goma following May 22’s stratospheric eruption of Nyiragongo volcano.

The volcano, located approximately 10 km (6 miles) from Goma, last erupted in 2002 killing 250 people — that eruption was logged as a VEI 2, according to

Nyiragongo’s deadliest eruption in history was that of 1977 (during the weak solar minimum of cycle 20) — this event went down as a VEI 1, according to historical observations, yet still managed to kill more than 600 people.

Saturday evening’s eruption looks bigger.

This was likely the volcano’s strongest eruption in recorded history.

Fountains of high lava burst from the Mount Nyiragongo into the night sky forming a thick orange cloud over Goma, which has a population of two million.

A new fracture opened up on the volcano, enabling lava to flow south towards Goma and reach the airport.

Electricity was out across large areas, and one highway that connects Goma with the city of Beni had already been engulfed by the lava.

Thousands of panic-stricken residents were seen fleeing, many on foot.

“There is a smell of sulphur. In the distance you can see giant flames coming out of the mountain,” resident Carine Mbala told AFP news agency.

Rwandan authorities said about 3,000 people already had officially crossed from Goma, so far.

The country’s state media said they would be accommodated in schools and places of worship.

Other residents fled to higher grounds to the west of the city.

“We’re already in a total psychosis,” resident Zacharie Paluku told the Associated Press (AP) news agency.

“Everyone is afraid; people are running away. We really don’t know what to do.”

Nyiragongo was not on the “Grand Solar Minimum” watch list.

There is no evidence of the volcano doing anything prior to 1884, and its first and only VEI 2 was observed as recently as 2002.

Saturday evening’s eruption will likely go down as another VEI 2–maybe even a VEI 3: the volcano’s strongest eruption in recorded history.

And while those destructive lava flows pose a significant risk to all those in close proximity, a violent stratospheric eruption –such as this– has major implications for the rest us, too.

The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse said the ash plume climbed to 45,000 ft (13.7 km).

Particulates ejected above 10km (and so into the stratosphere) shade sunlight and reduce terrestrial temperatures. Smaller particulates can linger in the upper atmosphere for years or even decades+ at a time.

As documented, Earth’s average temperature was already falling off a cliff.

A global volcanic uptick is the last thing we need.

But it’s exactly what we’re getting.

Prepare for the Grand Solar Minimum.


Stratovolcano: 3470 m / 11,384 ft
DRCongo: -1.52°S / 29.25°E
Current status: ERUPTING
Eruption list: 1884, 1894, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1906, 1908(?), 1911, 1918, 1920-21, 1927-77, 1977, 1982, 1994-96, 2002, 2021–(22 May-ongoing, flank eruption).

A large stratovolcano near Lake Kivut, Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most beautiful and active volcanoes.

It has a 1.2 km diameter summit caldera containing the world’s most active and largest lava lake.

Nyiragongo is infamous for its extremely fluid lava that runs as water when the lake drains.

During the January 17, 2002 eruption, Nyiragongo’s lava lake drained from fissures on its western flanks. The city center of Goma, the capital of the East Virunga province, was destroyed by voluninous flows. 200,000 people were left homeless, adding to the human disaster caused by frequent civil wars.

A repeat of 2002 is ongoing.

Stay tuned for updates.

For more, see


Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in the Sun.

The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with a volcanic uptickthe great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.

Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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4 Thoughts to “Nyiragongo Volcano Erupts to 45,000 feet: DR Congo Orders Citywide Evacuations”

  1. David Allen Schneider

    58 F here in SW Florida this Sunday Morning 23 May 2021!
    It should be 72 F or above as it has been historically on May 15 since
    I have been here in 2003!!!

  2. David

    Hi, I´m Spanish and I consider this web one of the most interesting webs I have read. I met this web through the web “Iceagenow”. And I have read too the predictons of Habibulo Abdousamatov about the impeding Little Ice Age. I have read several months ago that this African volcano (Nyiragongo) is one of the most dangerous of the world. I don´t know if you have read a news about a tragedy in a china´s race of 100 kms (21 people passed away this 22th May due to the severe cold and other climate causes). I think this tragedy could be related with this signs of the impeding ice age. and one more thing, I have read many articles and books about astronomers Victor Clube, Bill Napier, Mike Baillie and Emilio Spedicato. they say (and demostrate) that Youger Dryas cooling was caused by Taurid Swarm Meteors (and Tunguska Event too). Clube and Napier discovered in lates 70 and earlies 80 a 30 kms size comet inside Beta Taurids (the published taht in their book “The cosmic winter in 1990) and Spedicato said in 1997 that this part of the Taurids will cross the Earth around 2030 (or 2032 maybe). When I saw movie Greenland I noticed that the images of the comet swarn “Clarke” at the beginning were an image of the Taurids I have seen in 2008 in a web.
    So, is this a movie or a warning (because Trump wanted to buy Greenland from Denmark).
    Congratulations for your web.

  3. David

    Sorry for my English, i´m still improving my English.

  4. Matt Dalby

    You’re correct that volcanic ash and, especially sulphur, that enters the stratosphere can persist for years and cause global cooling. However it’s incorrect to say that the stratosphere starts 10km above the surface. The height at which the stratosphere starts varies with latitude. It is indeed 10km close to the poles, however the height increases to as much as 16km at the equator. It is therefore volcanoes at high latitudes, e.g. Iceland, Kamchatka, Aluetion Islands, that are the ones that are more likely to produce a climate changing eruption. Although tropical volcanoes are capable of this, e.g. Tambura in 1815, the eruption has to be that much more powerful.

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