Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 19 August-25 August 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)
On 24 August OVPDLF reported continued deformation and an increase in seismicity at Piton de la Fournaise during the previous several days, and a significant increase in seismicity that morning. Sulfur dioxide gas emissions increased at 1600, and at 1711 the seismic and deformation network indicated a magmatic intrusion. Lava fountains were visible at 1850 from a fissure on the S flank of Dolomieu Crater, at about 2000 m elevation, near Rivals Crater.
Mi, 19. Aug 2015, 06:0006:00 AM | VON: VN
The fissure propagated towards the top of Rivals, and at around 2115 a fissure opened to the NW, below Bory Crater. The lava-flow rate was 30-60 cubic meters per second. By the next morning fountains at higher elevations ceased, and were only active from a 100-m-long section near Rivals Crater.
The lava flow rate had significantly decreased to 10 cubic meters per second. Near the top of the active fissure a 140-m-high cone had formed.
Source: Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise (OVPF)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2015. Report on Piton de la Fournaise. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 19 August-25 August 2015. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
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