Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): new short-lived eruption on 14 Dec 09
lundi déc. 14, 2009 23:31 |
A new eruption started on Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 18h30 local time on 14 December. Following a seismic crisis lasting about 1 hr, a new vent opened on the S flank of Dolomieu Crater and produced lava flows inside the enclos. Later in the evening, a second fissure opened east of the first vent.
Update 15 Dec:
This eruption ended during the night at 00h40 (GMT +4) after a gradual
decrease in magma supply from midnight (local time). This morning, Tuesday,
December 15, 2009, a visible degassing in the south and southeast fractures
is associated with a low intensity eruptive tremor. All of the lava flows
was confined to high zone of the volcano and more specifically the slopes
south and south-east of Piton de la Fournaise.
(source: USGS / GVP)
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