Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2391–2400, 2015
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2391–2400, 2015
Research article
22 Oct 2015
Research article | 22 Oct 2015

Preliminary assessment for the use of VORIS as a tool for rapid lava flow simulation at Goma Volcano Observatory, Democratic Republic of the Congo

A. M. Syavulisembo et al.

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The Virunga area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with over 1 million inhabitants, has to permanently cope with the threat posed by the active Nyamulagira and Nyiragongo volcanoes. During the past century, Nyamulagira erupted at intervals of about every 3 years – mostly in the form of lava flows – at least 30 times. In order to identify a useful tool for hazard assessment at the Goma Volcanological Observatory, we tested VORIS, a freely available software (
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