Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption resumes with small strombolian activity
Thursday Oct 22, 2015 14:13 PM | DOOR: T
According to local news, the eruption restarted today after 4 days of quiet. Observers detected minor strombolian activity from a small, 1 m diameter vent at the bottom of the large new cone.
Small explosions every few seconds were seen sending lava bombs to a few tens of meters height, not surpassing the outer crater rim. According to volcano observatory, sporadic pulses of tremor have reappeared this morning since 7am local time.
Whether this is just a weak after-play or the onset of a more significant eruptive phase of the latest eruption remains to be seen.
Koppelingen / Bronnen:
Koppelingen / Bronnen:
- Piton de la Fournaise : l’éruption repart ! (Journal de l'Ile)
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
According to the volcano observatory, the effusive phase of the eruption is over (no more activity since the sudden stop of lava effusion on Saturday). A weak tremor signal continued to be recorded this morning, probably related to degassing. ... [meer...]
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): sudden drop in tremor / lava effusion - possible end of eruption
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015
After a the eruption had intensified considerably during the past week, tremor suddenly dropped this morning at 08:02 local time and only showed sporadic pulses. The lava effusion seemed to have stopped as well. Aerial surveys this morning showed no more lava inside the vent. ... [meer...]
Friday, Oct 16, 2015
The current, remarkably long-lived eruption continues with no signs of weakening. On the contrary, a significant increase in tremor and lava effusion was noted starting 12 Oct, reaching high values comparable to the start of the eruption. The observatory estimated the effusion rate to have risen from 9 to 13.5 cubic meters per second. ... [meer...]
Saturday, Oct 03, 2015
The eruption continues with little changes overall. The lava flow field gradually expands (and thickens) towards the southeast from the vents, with the most distant flow fronts now being around 2600-2700 m away. ... [meer...]
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015
The eruption continues into its second month,- for Piton de La Fournaise's standards this is an unusually long-lived one. Accompanied by stable tremor, effusive activity remains strong and feeds a growing lava flow field that slowly expands towards the east in direction of the Grandes Pentes. ... [meer...]