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Flashcards in LDC Volcano (Nyiragongo, Congo) Deck (9):
1

Where

Nyiragongo, Democratic republic of Congo

2

When

17th January 2002

3

What plates

Plates along the East African rift valley

4

Lava movement

Split southward a into 3 streams travelling at 60kph and split town in half
Flowed across the runway at Goma airport

5

Destroyed

Power plant
Airport
Hines
Roads
Water pipes
Fuel stores

6

Killed

45 people

7

Secondary effects

1/2 million people fled to Goma and slept on the streets of Gisenyi but many returned within the week in hope of receiving aid

8

Disease

Cholera spread because of overpopulation

9

Aid

Christian aid +Oxfam
Food, blankets and medicine

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