Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion Island): new short-lived eruption 9-10 Dec 2010
Friday Dec 10, 2010 20:45 PM |Piton de la Fournaise volcano on La Réunion island erupted for the 3rd time. The eruption started yesterday 9 Dec at 22h42 local time following two seismic crisis. The eruption started from a fissure located on the outside N flank of the cone of Dolomieu summit crater about 1 km away and feeds a lava flow.
The flows traveled about 1.5 km N and NW. The next day (10 Dec) the eruption stopped as indicated by the end of lava emission and seismicity and deformation measurements.
Saturday, Sep 25, 2010
Unrest at Piton de la Fournaise continues and the volcano observatory has raised alert to level 1 (eruption in near or immediate future probable). Deformation at the summit and seismic activity indicate ascent of fresh magma beneath Dolomieu crater. ... Lees alle
Sunday, Jan 03, 2010
Piton de la Fournaise volcano greets the new year with its first eruption in 2010 on 2 January. A fissure vent inside the Dolomieu summit crater erupted lava fountains and a lava flow contained inside the crater, deepened by the large eruption in 2008. The eruption followed a gradual increase inseismic activity since Dec 28. The last, very short-lived eruption happened just about 3 weeks ago, and it seems likely that Piton de la Fournaise has entered a period of frequent but short eruptions, fed by dikes in its highly fractured summit zone, forming of a relatively permeable central plumbing system. ... Lees alle
Monday, Dec 14, 2009
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. ... Lees alle
Thursday, Oct 23, 2008
OVPDLF reported that a seismic crisis at Piton de la Fournaise on 20 ... Lees alle
Monday, Sep 22, 2008
A new eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 15h30 local time on Sep 21, 2008. Lees alle