Overall Red alert Volcanic eruption for Nyiragongo
in DR Congo

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Nyiragongo is expected to have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Name: Nyiragongo
Lat/Lon: -1.52 , 29.25
Event Date: 04 Jun 2021 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 1330000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 11140000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population exposure index: 5
Inserted at: 04 Jun 2021 13:00 UTC

GDACS Score

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Historical Timeline

Volcano Timeline

IDGDACS alert colorDateSource
1 23 May 2021 00:00 TOULOUSE
2 24 May 2021 00:00 TOULOUSE
3 25 May 2021 00:00 TOULOUSE
4 26 May 2021 00:00 TOULOUSE
5 27 May 2021 00:00 TOULOUSE
6 31 May 2021 00:00 TOULOUSE
7 04 Jun 2021 00:00 TOULOUSE

Exposed population

The eruption happened in Congo, The Democratic Republic of the , Region of Kivu (population 7,173,131) . The nearest places are Kibati, Rutoke, Buhumba, Colline Bugu, Kanzenze, Keshero, Colline Nyaruteme, Ngiko, Goma, Gisenyi, and Mumo.

Radius Population
100 km 11.1 million people
75 km 6.6 million people
50 km 3.3 million people
30 km 1.3 million people
20 km 820000 people
10 km 5300 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kivu Congo, The Democratic Republic of the 7.1 million people
Gisenyi Rwanda 810000 people
Ruhengeri Rwanda 840000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kibati Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 8 km
Rutoke Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 8 km
Buhumba Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 11 km
Colline Bugu Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 14 km
Kanzenze Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 16 km
Keshero Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 16 km
Colline Nyaruteme Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 17 km
Ngiko Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 19 km
Goma Democratic Republic of the Congo City 140000 people 19 km
Gisenyi Gisenyi Rwanda Village 83000 people 19 km
Bugembwe Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 20 km
Kabare Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 20 km
Basa Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 21 km
Tshubi Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 22 km
Rumangabo Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 23 km
Sake Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 24 km
Colline Kiraga Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 24 km
Bibatama Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 25 km
Colline Gatatara Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 26 km
Katagara Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 27 km
Kashari Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 27 km
Biluma Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 30 km
Colline Gitwa Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 30 km
Karuba Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 30 km
Colline Rukoma Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 32 km
Burungu Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 32 km
Colline Kabyaza Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 32 km
Colline Kinihira Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 32 km
Bishusha Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 32 km
Colline Kununya Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 33 km
Kabase Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 33 km
Buniole Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 33 km
Bobandana Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 33 km
Busenene Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 34 km
Bweza Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 34 km
Colline Nyarugina Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 34 km
Mukaka Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 35 km
Rubare Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 37 km
Colline Kataretare Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 37 km
Bikaniro Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 38 km
Colline Syogi Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 39 km
Kalonge Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 39 km
Kahundu Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 39 km
Kabaya Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 40 km
Buhongo Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 41 km
Kalambahiro Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 41 km
Kabindi Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 41 km
Kinyamahura Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 41 km
Colline Nyarutembe Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 42 km
Ruhengeri Ruhengeri Rwanda Village 86000 people 42 km
Kisungwe Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 43 km
Ngololo Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 43 km
Lusirandaka Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 43 km
Rutshuru Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 43 km
Bweremane Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 44 km
Bihiro Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 44 km
Colline Magaba Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 44 km
Shekatiti Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 45 km
Bunagana Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 45 km
Bambo Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 45 km
Colline Gahanga Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 45 km
Colline Gatete Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 46 km
Colline Rugoti Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 46 km
Kibahi Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 46 km
Colline Kumutaka Kibuye Rwanda Village - 47 km
Mifuti Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 47 km
Lutiba Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 47 km
Colline Kiganda Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 48 km
Kirumba Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 48 km
Shango Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 48 km
Colline Gitega Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 48 km
Kirumbu Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 49 km
Mukwinja Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 50 km
Binana Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 50 km
Numbi Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 50 km
Kiumba Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 50 km
Nkanda Kisoro Uganda Village - 50 km
Karambi Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 50 km
Mutabo Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 50 km
Colline Butambwe Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 50 km
Kanyamondo Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 50 km
Colline Gakoro Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 51 km
Mweso Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 51 km
Mindi Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 51 km
Masisi Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 51 km
Bugina Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 51 km
Busengo Kisoro Uganda Village - 52 km
Kinigi Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 53 km
Kihondo Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 54 km
Colline Kiziguru Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 54 km
Sinda Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 55 km
Kisoro Kisoro Uganda Village 11000 people 55 km
Buhuga Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 55 km
Kamuhole Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 55 km
Dutu Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 55 km
Colline Ryandinzi Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 56 km
Butete Ruhengeri Rwanda Village - 56 km
Nyalutembe Kisoro Uganda Village - 57 km
Mabenga Democratic Republic of the Congo Village - 57 km
Butezi Gisenyi Rwanda Village - 57 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Goma International GOM 1551 Civ. Paved No 3200 17 km
Katale 1400 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 28 km
Ruhengeri RHG 1860 Civ. Unpaved No 4800 43 km
Rutshuru 1130 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 43 km
Ishasha 250 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 95 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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