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Piton de la Fournaise vulkaan
Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Piton de la Fournaise vulkaanuitbarstingen:
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)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion) activity update

Wednesday Feb 01, 2017 12:05 PM | DOOR: T

The new eruption of Piton de la Fournaise seen from above on 1 Feb 2017 (image: Imaz Press Reunion)
The new eruption of Piton de la Fournaise seen from above on 1 Feb 2017 (image: Imaz Press Reunion)
The volcano began its first eruption in 2017 on the afternoon 31 January, from an eruptive fissure on the south-south-east flank, near the 1948 Chateau-Fort spatter cone.
The eruption was expected after volcanologists had detected changes in geophysical and geochemical data, as well as a marked increase in seismic activity since 27 Jan, located at shallow depth (less than 2 km) under Dolomieu crater. At the same time, the output of volcanic CO2 from the ground increased, indicating the ascent of fresh magma from depth.
From 15:22 (local time) on 31 Jan, the seismic activity increased dramatically and eruption tremor began at around 19:40, which is likely corresponding to the beginning of the eruption (visibility was hindered by clouds).
As typical for Piton de la Fournaise's eruption, the lava fountaining activity fed several lava flows. After about 3 hours when first images became available, the lava flows had reached lengths of 700-1000m towards the south.
Access to the Enclos (as usual) was immediately closed by authorities.
Vorig nieuws
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Eruptive tremor at Piton de la Fournaise showing the sudden end (image: OVPF)
Monday, Sep 19, 2016
The eruption stopped (very) suddenly on the morning of 18 September at 04:18 (local time). It is interesting that the abrupt end followed an increase in eruptive tremor, indicating a rise in magma supply. ... [meer...]
Lava fountain and flow from Piton de la Fournaise's current eruption tonight
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
The spectacular fissure eruption which had started on 11 Sep continues without signs of weakening. Over the past days, lava fountaining activity shifted from originally 4 or more active vents along the fissure to the northernmost vent where a cinder cone is forming and the main lava flow is emerging. ... [meer...]
View of Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption (OVPF webcam)
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016
A new eruption has begun at the volcano this morning. An eruptive fissure opened on the upper north side of Dolomieu, generating a curtain of lava fountains along the fissure feeding several lava flows directed north and northwest. ... [meer...]
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 11 Sep 2016
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]

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