Why Does Africa Need to Monitor its Volcanic Activities?

With over 100 active volcanoes, Africa has the potential to experience considerable damage and loss of essential properties in the event of an eruption. Moreover, eruptions can release harmful gases and ashes into the atmosphere, impacting air quality and infrastructure. This article explores the importance of proactive monitoring of volcanic activities on the continent, underscoring the role of space-based technologies in fostering sustainable development.

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When a volcano erupts, it releases various materials, including lava, ash, volcanic rocks, pyroclastic flow, and lahars, which can positively and negatively affect lives and properties. Volcanic energy, harnessed as a renewable source, presents opportunities. Additionally, volcano ashes serve as valuable fertilisers, and magma, when it reaches the Earth’s surface and becomes lava, contributes to...

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