Security Alert #4: Volcanic Eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, Increase in Intensity and Frequency of Seismic Activity

Security Alert #4 – Volcanic Eruption of Mount Nyiragongo – Increase in Intensity and Frequency of Seismic Activity

Location: Western Rwanda, specifically Rubavu District in the Western Province

Event:  Earthquakes and seismic activity, including the release of harmful gases from fissures, continue as a result of the May 22 eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.  There are reports of damage from the earthquakes throughout Gisenyi, including of buildings and streets.  Remain vigilant, monitor local media, and follow instructions of local authorities. U.S. citizens who feel unsafe should consider departing Gisenyi.

Roads between Gisenyi, Musanze, and Kigali remain open. U.S. citizens are encouraged to report their whereabouts and any requests for assistance to the U.S. Embassy at ACSKigali@state.gov.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media and official government channels.
  • Follow instructions of local authorities.

For Assistance:

·       U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda

+250-252-596-400
ACSKigali@state.gov
https://rw.usembassy.gov

·       State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444