GORISK Eruption Report n°8
“Situation on 22nd and 23rd January 2010”
During last three days, the eruptive activity has decreased.
The lips of the eruptive cone are now joined and the cone contains a lava lake with small fountains. Seismic records show important tremors linked to this activity inside the cone. A channel drains the lava out from a small outlet at the base of the cone, on its southwestern flank.
Since the 22nd January, the eastwards lava flow has stopped ~5 km far from the vent. The channel now feeds a small flow moving southwards, following the same path as the most western flows.
The current activity doesn’t threaten neighbouring population and infrastructure. Only the Virunga National Park remains affected.