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La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): alert level raised, eruption warning
Thursday Dec 04, 2014 10:01 AM | DOOR: T
A new eruption could be under way at the volcano. An increase in seismic activity, inflation of the volcanic edifice, and SO2 gas mixed into the degassing plume, typical for a fresh magma intrusion at shallow depth have been detected by the volcano observatory (OVPF).
The prefecture raised the alert for the volcano again to "Vigilance", after it had been lowered on 1 Dec only.
The changed status means that police, civil protection and other authorities are on standby to react quickly if an eruption occurs. Access to Enclos Fouque is not yet closed to public, but hikers must stay on marked trails.
Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014
There are signs that a new eruption could be on its way: an increasing number of shallow earthquakes has been registered under the volcano recently. Lees alle
Monday, Jun 23, 2014
De nieuwe uitbarsting op de SE flank van de krater Dolomieu lijkt te zijn beëindigd al tijdens de nacht van zaterdag op zondag 22 juni. Het had geleid tot een reeks van kleine lavastromen die reisde naar de basis van de kegel en bleef goed binnen de Enclos. Lees alle
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014
Een nieuwe uitbarsting, de eerste na 3 1/2 jaar van rust, begon op de vulkaan deze morgen om 01:35 lokale tijd, van een vent op de bovenste SE flank van de centrale krater (Dolomieu) cone. ... Lees alle
Monday, Jun 16, 2014
Seismic activity above normal background levels have been detected under the volcano past week. The prefecture decided to raise the alert level and advises climbers and hikers to avoid the rims and crater walls of Dolomieu crater due to an increased risk of rockfalls and collapses. ... Lees alle
Friday, Dec 10, 2010
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. Lees alle
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