more fissure pictures
This is the big crack in the earth where the lava started flowing after it shot up in the plume over there.
Ben, Oliver, and a Congolese kid climb to the top of the plume.
Mount Mikeno in the distance
Sam, Oliver, and some kids on the crest of the plume.
Yours truly with Nyiragongo -- the source of the lava flow -- in the distance. These lava chambers run under all of Goma, meaning fissures like this could happen anywhere the next time Nyira erupts.
This was a pretty good thing to see on Easter. Life comes back.