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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island): new eruption since 11 June 2019

Wednesday Jun 12, 2019 08:12 AM | DOOR: T

Photo of one of the eruptive fissures at 15:30 on 11 June (image © OVPF-IPGP)
Photo of one of the eruptive fissures at 15:30 on 11 June (image © OVPF-IPGP)
Thermal image of the several fissure (image © OVPF-IPGP)
Thermal image of the several fissure (image © OVPF-IPGP)
Tremor during the first day of the eruption (image © OVPF-IPGP)
Tremor during the first day of the eruption (image © OVPF-IPGP)
A new eruption started at the volcano yesterday morning. At least 4 eruptive fissures with lava fountaining opened on the SSE slope of the Dolomieu crater at around 06:35 local time.
A seismic crisis, heralding the rapid advance of magma towards the surface was registered at 06:03 local time, meaning that the eruption gave only about 30 minutes of final warning. However, elevated seismic activity and inflation during the past 2 weeks had preceded the eruption as precursor.
The lava fountains were reported to be initially about 30 m high, but bad weather prohibited detailed observations. Several lava flows began to travel downslope. Already in the afternoon, tremor started to decrease and had descended to one third of its initial value by early evening.
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Koppelingen / Bronnen:
  • Bulletin d'activité du mardi 11 juin 2019 à 17h45 (OVPF)
Vorig nieuws
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Webcam image from yesterday showing the still-incandescent new lava flows. Credit: OVPF.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
The eruption suddenly stopped on Sunday following a brief period of intense eruptive activity (apparently related to the unexpected opening of the new fissure as previously reported). The monitoring observatory has said there is no sign of renewal of activity, and that such dramatic terminations of eruptions are common. [meer...]
The new eruptive fissure at Piton de la Fournaise volcano seen on 6 Mar 2019 morning (image: 06 mars 2019 au matin. (© Corail hélicoptère /via OVPF))
Thursday, Mar 07, 2019
The eruption of the volcano continues and provides surprises: a new fissure opened sometime during 5 March upstream of the previous eruptive site, on the northwestern flank of Piton Madoré at an elevation of approx. 1800 m. ... [meer...]
View of the lava flow from Piton de la Fournaise on 24 Feb (image courtesy: Christophe de Charette / Fournaise.info / facebook)
Monday, Mar 04, 2019
The eruption at the volcano is continuing with no signs of ending soon. Since a few days, the so-far only modest, but stable lava effusion rate has increased. Two more effusive vents opened up downhill on the eruptive fissure and there are now 3 lava flows slowly descending the slope of the Grand Brûlé ("Great Burn"). ... [meer...]
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 19 Feb 2019
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]

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