The Virunga Mountains are eight volcanoes in the outskirt zone between Rwanda , Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo . The volcanoes are found between the Eduardsee and the Lake Kivu and are part of the East African grave rupture . The two volcanoes in the Democratic Republic of Congo are spotted, the Nyiragongo well of lava (3462 m) and the Nyamuragira (3063 m). In an ejection of Mount Nyiragongo in the year 1977 2.000 individuals were slaughtered. In 2002, magma spilled out of the pit of this fountain of liquid magma and overflowed the boulevards of the town 20 km from Goma . Most individuals could spare themselves, there were 147 passings, yet the 250,000 tenants of the town of Goma were influenced, some escaping to neighboring nations Rwanda and Uganda. Indeed, the Nyamuragira gave numerous times for resettlement of the populace. Last streamed in 2002, concurrently with the ejection of the Nyiragongo magma from Nyamuragira around the Kiwusees and transformed its shore structure.