DR Congo’s government said Saturday that the eruption of second volcano in the country’s east that been announced hours earlier was a “false alarm” after a plane did not spot any activity.
“False alarm on Nyamuragira. A plane has just flown over the entire area on the sides of this volcano. No eruption was observed,” the communications ministry said in a statement. It had earlier announced a “low intensity” eruption on the side of Mount Nyamuragira, near Mount Nyiragongo which erupted a week ago causing devastation and forcing mass evacuations.