Congo (Democratic Republic)
|Still current at: 25 April 2011
Updated: 21 April 2011
Natural Disasters - Volcanoes
Nyamulagira volcano in the north east of the country (near Goma) erupted on 2 January 2010. Its lava flow affected sparsely-populated areas in the Virunga National Park. Nyiragongo (20km from Goma) is also showing signs of increased activity. Local authorities, UN agencies and local NGOs are preparing themselves for this possible eventuality. If you are in the area (against our travel advice) then you should follow local advice.
Natural Disasters - Earthquakes
Earthquakes occasionally occur in DRC. The last occurred in Eastern DRC on 9 June 2009 and measured approximately 5.0 on the Richter scale.