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EUMETSAT: Measuring the temperature of lava with satellites

Nyiragongo's temperature measured thanks to Meteosat satellite

Scientists used data from from the Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager (SEVIRI) onboard Meteosat satellite to measure the temperature of the lava lake at Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Rep

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 09/06/2014 - 09:42
latitude: 
-1.51682
longitude: 
29.2501

Epidemic in Congo

For about a month now, the Republic of Congo has been experiencing an acute flaccid paralysis epidemic outbreak, which has so far affected 123 people and killed 61, i.e. a 50% lethality rate.

Disaster Information
Name: 
Epidemic in Congo
Region: 
Congo
Occurance Date: 
09/11/2010
latitude: 
-0.228021
longitude: 
15.8277

Flood in Congo, Dem. Republic

Floods have devastated the Basunkusu area, located in the northern part of the Equateur Province. Nearly 300 homes were totally destroyed, leaving an estimated 1,500 individuals homeless.

Disaster Information
Name: 
Flood in Congo, Dem. Republic
Region: 
Congo, Dem. Republic
Occurance Date: 
31/07/2010
latitude: 
9.00703
longitude: 
38.7697

Landslide in Democratic Republic of Congo

A landslide due to heavy rains on the slopes of Nyrangongo Volcano in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 46 people and washed away more than 200 homes.

Disaster Information
Name: 
Landslide in Democratic Republic of Congo
Region: 
Democratic Republic of Congo
Occurance Date: 
19/05/2010
latitude: 
-1.38414
longitude: 
29.0259

Volcano in Congo, Dem. Rep.

The city of Goma and the area of Nyiragongo located at the bottom of the volcano are and will remain high risk areas.

Disaster Information
Name: 
Volcano in Congo, Dem. Rep.
Region: 
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Occurance Date: 
15/04/2009

Epidemic in Congo, Dem. Rep.

In 2009 there have been 26 cases of Polio which 3 have been in Angola, 5 in Uganda and 18 in Sudan.

Disaster Information
Name: 
Epidemic in Congo, Dem. Rep.
Region: 
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Occurance Date: 
31/03/2009

Epidemic in Congo, Dem. Rep.

An Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever outbreak has been declared in the Mweka health zones of the Western Kasai province following the death of a parturient, her baby and the person who accompanied them to th

Disaster Information
Name: 
Epidemic in Congo, Dem Rep
Region: 
Congo, Dem Rep
Occurance Date: 
09/01/2009