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Mount Nyamulagira, in Virunga National Park, has been spewing out 200m high fountains of bright red lava since the beginning of November. It is its biggest eruption in a century. Rivers of lava are flowing north into an uninhabited part of the park, but pose no danger to its critically-endangered mountain gorillas, a statement from the park said. Rangers have set up a camp in a safe area close to the volcano, where visitors can spend the night. The eruption could last for several days, or even months. An eruption of nearby Mount Nyiragongo in 2002 destroyed most of Goma city and forced 350000 residents to flee. Volcanologists have so far said the current eruption does not pose any threat to the local population.