Volatile Earth | NOVA

Oct 1, 2018

Wed., Oct. 10, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Learn what feeds Nyamauragira's frequent erruptions, and see other hidden, volcanic dangers. 

The Virunga mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo are home to two of the most dangerous, spectacular, and least understood volcanoes. In this one-night, two-part NOVA special, an intrepid international team of volcano experts climb up to their summits, perilously close to their gigantic craters, to deploy innovative imaging and remote sensing techniques. They’re seeking clues to the forces at work deep beneath the volcanoes that are splitting East Africa apart, to predict when the next devastating eruptions could occur and to save the lives of large numbers of people who live in the shadow of these monsters.

Join a team of volcanologists as they explore one of the world’s most active and mysterious volcanoes in central Africa: Nyamuragira. Learn what feeds it frequent eruptions and see the region’s other hidden, life-threatening volcanic dangers.