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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption update
Monday May 18, 2015 12:51 PM | DOOR: T
The two active vents with lava flows yesterday (photo: Planétaire974)
The lava flow descending on the Grandes Pentes (photo: JPL / Fournaise Info)
The new eruption continues, although only the lowest vent seems to be still active by now. It continues to feed a large lava flow now headed towards the vast coastal flat to the east. In the course of today, it reached the steeper section of the Enclos, the "Grandes Pentes" and started to descend there.
At this point, the lava flow, approx. 4-5 km long could be seen from the popular "lava road" (which might be closed off soon).
The lower fissure vent opened shortly after the first eruptive fissure had opened higher up on the flanks of Dolomieu crater, near the 1948 cinder cone "Chateau Fort". As is typical, the lower vent produced the more significant lava fountaining and lava flow effusion.
Compared to the last eruption in February, the current one seems to be much more intense. This could be explained if the eruption is fed by a deeper reservoir instead of a shallow pocket of magma (as was the case in February).
Sunday, May 17, 2015
A new eruption, so far small, began this Sunday at 13:45 from a fissure vent at the the southeast slopes of the Dolomieux crater inside the Enclos next to the Château Fort cone. ...
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015
A new eruption could be on its way at the volcano. ...
Monday, Feb 16, 2015
After 10 days of relatively stable, mild effusive lava flow activity, the eruption seems to have ended last night. ...
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
La Réunion-based photographer Pierre Choukroun ...
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
The eruption continues without major changes. The volcano observatory OVPF reports low, but stable tremor levels. Webcam imagery from last night (before clouds obscure views) show that the eruption is mainly effusive with only weak explosive activity (weak spattering) at the vents. ...
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