Security Alert #3: Volcanic Eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

 Location: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Event: Lava flows from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo have reportedly stopped near Munigi just north of the Goma airport.  There were reports of seismic activity during the night which are considered normal and expected.

Remain vigilant, monitor local media, and follow instructions of local authorities.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to report their whereabouts and any requests for assistance to the U.S. Embassy at  U.S. citizens who crossed into Rwanda may contact

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media and official government channels.
  • Follow instructions of local authorities.
  • Do not go toward the volcano or areas affected by lava flows.