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NAMA to conduct mock exercise on volcanic eruption at Abuja airport

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) plans to conduct a mock exercise on volcanic eruption for the recertification of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja This is in compliance with requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). NAMA General Manager at NAIA, Mr Robinson Baazo, said in Abuja on Thursday, September 30, 2021 that “we ...

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Thousands flee as volcanic eruption destroys houses in Spain

La Palma Volcano

Authorities have evacuated about 5,000 people from villages in the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma as lava spews from an erupting volcano, local officials said. La Palma volcanic eruption The 15-meter high lava flow has already swallowed 20 houses in the village of El Paso and sections of roads, Mayor Sergio Rodriguez told TVE radio station on Monday morning. ...

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Indonesia’s volcano Merapi spews ash clouds again

Volcano Merapi

Indonesia’s most active volcano Merapi emitted ash clouds three times as far as three kilometres to the southeast. Volcano Merapi The ashes spreading to areas in Yogyakarta, head of the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Centre (BPPTKG), Hanik Humaida, said on Friday, June 25, 2021. The hot clouds erupted three times at 4.43 a.m. local time with amplitude of ...

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Mount Nyiragongo eruption has worsened displacement crisis in DRC – 350Africa

Mount Nyiragongo eruption

On Saturday May 22, 2021, Nyiragongo volcano which is located near the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), erupted. As a result, at least 32 lives were lost and nearly 4500 homes were destroyed, leaving an estimated 20,000 people homeless. The Mount Nyiragongo eruption is said to have worsened displacement crisis in DRC Officials have since ordered ...

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UNICEF: 400,000 fled Congolese city fearing another volcano eruption

Mount Nyiragongo

Calm has been restored in the Congolese city of Goma, after thousands of people fled the metropolis, fearing that a nearby volcano could erupt again. An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Photo credit: MONUSCO/Reuters According to UNICEF on Friday, about 400,000 people, including some 280,000 children, were forced overnight outside. Authorities ordered a ...

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Over 170 children missing following volcanic eruption in DRC’s Goma district

Mount Nyiragongo

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday, May 23, 2021 that hundreds of children and families in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Goma district are at risk following the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Photo credit: MONUSCO/Reuters The sky turned red and lava spewed from ...

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Volcano erupts on island of St Vincent, ejecting huge tower of ash


Residents of the Caribbean island of St Vincent were bracing for a rain of ash and wondering what else would come after the La Soufriere volcano erupted explosively on Friday, April 9, 2021 the first time it has done so since 1979. Eruption of La Soufriere on the Caribbean island of St Vincent. Photo credit: @Exhausted33; @Mz_Collis Researchers with the ...

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Scientists warn of coming massive eruption of Philippines volcano


Phivolcs cites ‘abnormal activity’ such as drying wells, more earthquakes, and increased sulphur dioxide emission of the volcano Scientists at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) have warned of a possible “big” Mayon volcano eruption in the coming days. The warning was issued at the weekend. “Phreatic explosion may happen anytime but a big explosion is expected in ...

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