Volcano case study - Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo
Watch this video clip about Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo - it also makes a mini tourism case study.
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.
BBC News - Congo volcano 'kills dozens' [18 January 2002]
When did it happen?
Where did it happen?
Why did it happen?
Who was affected by it happening?
BBC News - Goma: Eruption aftermath [23 January 2002]
BBC News - Goma: One month on [26 February 2002]
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]