Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): third eruption of 2015 already ended
Mo, 3. Aug 2015, 09:3409:34 AM | VON: T
Eruptive fissure of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (image: Paul Dérand)
Lava flows of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (image: Paul Dérand)
Lava fountain from main vent (image: Paul Dérand)
After less than 3 days, the eruption already ended Sunday morning. The volcano observatory reported that tremor and lava effusion ceased abruptly at 11:15. However, a new eruptive phase in the near future cannot be ruled out.
Eruptive fissure (image: Paul Dérand)
The access to the Enclos remains closed.
Attached is a series of photos, taken on the first evening of the eruption by local resident Paul Dérand (thank you!).
You can find more in the image pool.
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