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  • towering over the Congolese city of Goma is Mount Nyiragongo, home to one of the largest continually active lava lakes.

  • It could also be a disaster waiting to happen.

  • Increased volcanic activity has experts fearing an eruption could be on the way.

  • The organization that monitors Nyiragongo, the Observer Travel Carol Logic to Goma or O.

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  • G, is struggling to make even the most basic checks.

  • That's because it's funding has been cut following allegations of embezzlement at one of Nyiragongo is volcanic events.

  • Lead scientist on Araba is taking measurements Now We are not 10.5% which means that the magma is not yet rising on this side.

  • The 65 year old has been regularly climbing the volcano for the past 19 years, a passion driven by fears of a repeat of 2000 and two.

  • The last time your Iganga erupted, then 250 people died and 120,000 were made homeless.

  • Gomez population is estimated to have tripled in the past 20 years, putting more in harm's way.

  • But the World Bank has declined to renew a four year, $2 million funding program, saying over G lacked experience and there were weaknesses in implementing such a grant.

  • It added that it could not corroborate allegations of graft, but said it upheld high anti corruption standards.

  • The grant ran out in late 2020.

  • The World Bank said it was up to Congo's government to continue financing over G s crucial role over eggs Management and Democratic Republic of Congo's government declined to comment.

  • But what this means for to Robin and his colleagues is they are left unable to pay for an Internet connection to run remote sensors and fuel to transport researchers to the volcano.

  • The more magma that goes up into the crater, the more the creator expands.

  • We need to know exactly where that is.

  • A study published in August suggested a potential eruption could take place between 2024 2027 if volcanic activity remains the same.

towering over the Congolese city of Goma is Mount Nyiragongo, home to one of the largest continually active lava lakes.

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Why Congo's volcano watchers are worried

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/10
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