This project aims at gaining insights into the characteristics of volcano-tectonic seismicity and their interaction with eruptive characteristics of the volcanoes Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira, located in the Virunga Volcanic Province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the framework of various research projects (one of which is this EUR-OPA project), ECGS and several partner institutions from Belgium and local partners in Africa have deployed the densest ever broadband seismic network in this highly endangered region, allowing for unprecedented insights into the seismic characteristics of these volcanoes. The knowledge gained in this way can directly be used in operational volcano monitoring in the region and may be used by other research and monitoring groups for other volcanic settings in Europe and worldwide.
The objective of this project was the development of Virunga Seismic Network, scientific analysis of the seismicity in the region in order to better understand the volcano-tectonic seismicity and how it is related to the volcanic activity patterns through inter-disciplinary studies.
Further development of Virunga Seismic Network and scientific analysis of the seismicity in the region
Installation of seismic acquisition systems
Oth, A., J. Barrière, N. d’Oreye, G. Mavonga, J. Subira, N. Mashagiro, B. Kadufum S. Fiama, G. Celli, JdD.Birigande, A.J. Ntenge L. Habonimana, C. Bakundukize and F. Kervyn (2016). KivuSNet: The first dense broadband seismic network for the Kivu Rift region (Western branch of East African Rift). Seismol. Res.Lett., in press, doi 10.1785/0220160147.