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While very fluid, the lava is flowing over flat ground, so it is moving slowly. The lava darkens to black as it cools, and in places it is clear that the surface of the lava has cooled while hot lava flows below. The new fissure is 10-12 kilometers from Nyamiuragira’s summit. A red glow on the peak of the nearby Nyiragongo volcano is a lava lake in the summit crater.
- Global Volcanism Program. (2011, November 15) Nyamuragira. Accessed November 17, 2011.
- Virunga National Park. (2011, November 13). New overnight track to Nyamulagira volcano eruption site! Accessed November 17, 2011.
- EO-1 - ALI - NASA