According to reports several hundred thousand people have now abandoned the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Parts of the city are now completely deserted over a looming threat of a second imminent eruption at the nearby Mount Nyiragongo that is 12 KMS (7.5 miles) away from the city.
The volcano became active overnight on May 22-23, 2021. Even though this resulted in the deaths of 32 people, at that point most of the citizens of Goma (population 670,000) were choosing to stay.
However, that changed after reports surfaced that lava was building up in a cauldron about 2.5 miles beneath the city that could potentially boil up in the middle of Goma.
There are also concerns that increasing lava flows from Mount Nyiragongo may reach the nearby Lake Kivu creating a deadly poisonous gas.
READ: ‘It’s panic, everyone is fleeing!’: Hundreds of thousands desert volcano-threatened city in DR Congo for neighbouring towns and Rwanda after warnings subterranean lava flow ‘may boil to surface or release poison gases’
The prophet Joel warned of increased volcanic eruptions (columns of smoke) in the days leading up to the second coming of Christ (Joel 2:30-31).