Unformatted text preview: occurred in a nearby city. In December, ground temperatures had risen to about 28 degrees Celsius. Also, people started to take notice to increase smoke coming from the volcano. Scientists noted that there was also increased fracturing and seismic activity on the upper southern slopes. This activity was especially apparent between the 4 th and the 17 th . The eruption was ultimately triggered by tectonic spreading of the Kivu rift causing the ground to fracture, allowing lava to flow from ground fissures out of the crater lava lake....
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- Spring '08
- Volcano, Stratovolcano, Nyiragongo volcano, crater lava lake