Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption continues
Wednesday Feb 15, 2017 16:22 PM | DOOR: T
Aerial view of the new cinder cone around the vent at Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 10 Feb 2017 (image: OVPF)
The eruption continues with little variation. According to the volcano observatory, tremor levels and lava output have remained high and at steady levels since 10 February.
Lava flow field as of 10 Feb 2017
At the vent, a new sizeable cinder cone is being formed by the initial lava fountaining and now strombolian-type explosive activity, while the lava flow field continues to expand into southeasterly direction towards the slope in break of the Grandes Pentes.
For most of its path, the lava is now flowing inside newly formed lava tubes, fact which allows the lava to remain hot and fluid and cover longer distances.
Friday, Feb 10, 2017
The eruption which had begun on 31 Jan still continues and shows no signs of weakening. On the contrary, the measured intensity of volcanic tremor (indicator of surface eruptive intensity) has been rising overall and is a high levels, the volcano observatory reported. ... [meer...]
Friday, Feb 03, 2017
The eruption continues with little variation. An aerial survey helped map the new fissure eruption and its lava flows. The vent is located about 750 m south of Château Fort and about 2.3 km to the north-east of Piton de Bert. ... [meer...]
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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. ... [meer...]
Piton de la Fournaise volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EFFUSIVE ACTIVITY SINCE 1540Z OBS VA DTG: 31/1610Z
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
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...]