Mount Nyiragongo, one of the worlds maximum lively and threatening volcanoes, erupted on Saturday evening in Goma.
GOMA : Repeated tremors shook the Congolese city of Goma on Monday, unnerving households nevertheless reeling from a volcano eruption on the weekend that destroyed close by villages, displaced hundreds and killed as a minimum 15 people.
Mount Nyiragongo, one of the worlds maximum lively and threatening volcanoes, erupted on Saturday evening, sending a smouldering wall of lava 1/2 of a mile huge downhill toward the metropolis of two million people.
The lava float stopped some hundred metres quick of the metropolis limits, however wrecked 17 villages at the way, reduce the most important energy deliver and blocked a main road, disrupting useful resource deliveries.
A string of small earthquakes has considering struck the metropolis, the surrounding region in japanese Democratic Republic of Congo and throughout the border into Rwanda.
One reached a 5.1 significance at 10:37 a.m. (0837 GMT) on Monday, consistent with the Rwanda Seismic Monitor, that is controlled with the aid of using the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board.
Shops in short reopened in Goma on Monday however many closed once more because the tremors grew greater intense and citizens concerned that those should cause some other eruption.
Tremors struck each half-hour in the metropolis from noon on Sunday. In Rwanda, a Reuters reporter noticed numerous homes broken with the aid of using the tremors.
Dario Tedesco, a volcanologist primarily based totally in Goma, informed Reuters the earthquakes had been because of tectonic plates realigning after the eruption, and that the chance of a 2d eruption become small.