Nyiragongo’s lava lake has at era been the most big identified lava lake in current record. The deepness of the lava lake varies noticeably conditional on the movement of the volcano. An utmost height of the lava lake was recorded at about 3250 m (10,700 ft) prior to the January 1977 eruption – a lake depth of about 600 m (2000 ft). A recent very low elevation of the lava lake was recorded at about 2700 m (8800 ft). It is situated at Mount Nyiragongo is situated in Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, approximately 20 km north of the town of Goma and Lake Kivu. It is one of the most vigorous volcanoes in Africa, and one of eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains.
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July 18th, 2012 Naila