This is truly an amazing photo of Lava lake at Mount Nyiragongo, an active stratovolcano inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This deadly volcano has erupted at least 34 times since 1882, forming various-sized lava lakes that have created, drained, crater, and reformed.

This beautiful snap is taken in 2011 shows the hottest iteration of the mountain’s lava lake. It was formed of 2002 eruption. Lava lakes are large volumes of molten lava, regularly basaltic, contained in a volcanic vent, crater, or broad depression. The term is used to describe both lava lakes that are wholly or partly molten and those that are solidified occasionally referred to as frozen lava lakes.

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Originally posted 2015-04-18 11:32:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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