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Piton de la Fournaise volcan

Mise à jour: 6 déc.. 2022 07:59 GMT -
Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
Condition actuelle: en éruption (4 sur 5)
Last update: 5 oct. 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Piton de la Fournaise erupting in 2010 (Photo: Sylvie and Philippe CHOUKROUN)
Piton de la Fournaise erupting in 2010 (Photo: Sylvie and Philippe CHOUKROUN)

Piton de la Fournaise, a typical basaltic shield volcano, located on the French island La Réunion, is one of the world's most active and productive volcanoes. It is in a phase of frequent but short-lived eruptions that start with lava fountains and produce large lava flows. Since the active areas of the volcano are not inhabited, its eruptions pose little danger and cause little damage.

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Style éruptif tipique: Effusive
Eruptions du volcan Piton de la Fournaise: 1900, 1901, 1901, 1902, 1903(?), 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908(?), 1909, 1910, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1924, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933-34, 1935(?), 1936, 1937, 1938, 1938-39, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947(?), 1948, 1948(?), 1950, 1951(?), 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955-57, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1964-65, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1973, 1975-76, 1976, 1977, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983-84, 1985-88, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000 (Feb-March), 2001 (March-April), 2001 (June-July), 2002 (Jan.), 2002 (Nov-Dec), 2003 (May) - 2004 (Jan), 2004 (May), 2004 (Aug-Oct), 2005 (Feb-March), 2005 (Oct), 2005 (Nov), 2005 (Dec)-2006 (Jan), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Oct), 2010 (Dec), 2014 (June), 2015 (Feb), 2015 (May), 2015 (Aug-Oct), 2016 (May, Sep), 2017 (Jan-Mar), 2018 (Apr, 2x), 2018 (Sep), 2019 (Feb, June, July, Aug, Oct), 2020 (Feb), 2020 (Dec), 2021 (Apr), 2021 (Dec)

Derniers séismes proches

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
vendredi, 2 décembre 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
2 déc. 2022 10:43 (GMT +4) (2 déc.. 2022 06:43 GMT)
1.5

0.7 km
0.7 km (0.4 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Pierre
mercredi, 30 novembre 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
30 nov. 2022 17:53 (GMT +4) (30 nov.. 2022 13:53 GMT)
1.1

17 km
29 km (18 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Pierre
mardi, 29 novembre 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
29 nov. 2022 07:10 (GMT +4) (29 nov.. 2022 03:10 GMT)
1.1

10 km
43 km (27 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Denis

Introduction

Piton de la Fournaise is a typical example of a hot-spot volcano. The volcano is about 530,000 years old and during much of this time, its activity overlapped with eruptions of its older neighbor, the deeply dissected Piton des Neiges shield volcano to the NW.

Three calderas formed at about 250,000, 65,000, and less than 5000 years ago by progressive eastward slumping of the volcano. Numerous pyroclastic cones dot the floor of the calderas and their outer flanks. Most historical eruptions have originated from the summit and flanks of Dolomieu, a 400-m-high lava shield that has grown within the youngest caldera called the Enclos, which is 8 km wide and breached to below sea level on the eastern side. More than 150 eruptions, most of which have produced fluid basaltic lava flows, have occurred since the 17th century. Only six eruptions, in 1708, 1774, 1776, 1800, 1977, and 1986, have originated from fissures on the outer flanks of the caldera. The Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Observatory, one of several operated by the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, monitors this very active volcano.

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Source: adapted from GVP/Smithsonian Institution

Piton de la Fournaise Photos




See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

mer., 5 oct. 2022, 14:00

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 28 September-4 October 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

OVPF reported that the eruption at Piton de la Fournaise that began on 19 September was ongoing at a cone adjacent to the SW flank of Piton Kala Pélé during 28 September-4 October. The cone ejected lava to low heights above the rim. Lava flowed from the base of the cone in two main branches, to the SE and E, mainly through lava tubes, as far as 3 km. ... Read all
mer., 5 oct. 2022, 08:59

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): lava effusion stopped today

The main spatter cone appears to occur without active lava anymore since this morning (image: OVPF)
According to the local observatory Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise, the effusive eruption is reported to be ceased today. ... Read all

Localisation de l'île de la Réunion dans l'Océan Indien et ses volcans (triangles rouges)
Localisation de l'île de la Réunion dans l'Océan Indien et ses volcans (triangles rouges)

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