Volcano case study - Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Watch this video clip about Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo - it also makes a mini tourism case study.

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Activities

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Case study task

Use the resources and links that can be found on this page to produce a detailed case study of the 2002 eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. You should use the 'Five W's" subheadings to give your case study structure.

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What happened?

Mount Nyiragongo Volcano
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BBC News - Congo volcano 'kills dozens' [18 January 2002]

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When did it happen?

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Wikipedia - Mount Nyiragongo

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Where did it happen?

Major Volcanoes of the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Why did it happen?

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NOVA - Volcano under the City

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Who was affected by it happening?

Goma Town Centre - 27 Jan 2002
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BBC News - Goma: Eruption aftermath [23 January 2002]

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BBC News - Goma: One month on [26 February 2002]

Review

Review

You should be able to use the knowledge and understanding you have gained about 2002 eruption of Mount Nyiragongo to answer the following exam style question:

In many parts of the world the natural environment presents hazards to people. Choose an example of one of the following: a volcanic eruption, an earthquake, a drought. For a named area, describe the causes of the example which you have chosen and its impacts on the people living there. [7 Marks]