Mount Nyiragongo – Lava That Spreads Like Wildfire

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano –  A stratovolcano is a tall, conical volcano composed of one layer of hardened lava, tephra, and volcanic ash. These volcanoes are characterized by a steep profile and periodic, explosive eruptions. The lava that flows from them is highly viscous, and cools and hardens before spreading very far. It […]