Piton des Nieges volcano

Shield 3070 m / 10072 ft
France, -21.08°S / 55.48°E
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Piton des Nieges volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than 2.58 million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
Sep 16, 2021 12:45 pm (GMT +4) (Sep 16, 2021 08:45:09 GMT)

12 km
8.9 km (5.5 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Denis
Thu, Sep 9, 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
Sep 9, 2021 4:50 am (GMT +4) (Sep 9, 2021 00:50:30 GMT)

0.3 km
30 km (19 mi)
19 km east of Le Tampon, Réunion
Sun, Sep 5, 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
Sep 5, 2021 1:09 pm (GMT +4) (Sep 5, 2021 09:09:32 GMT)

10.9 km
9.2 km (5.7 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Denis
Sep 5, 2021 8:31 am (GMT +4) (Sep 5, 2021 04:31:49 GMT)

11 km
16 km (9.9 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Denis


The massive Piton des Nieges shield volcano occupies the NW side of Reunion Island. The now 3070-m-high volcano emerged from the sea about 2.1 million years ago, beginning construction of a basaltic subaerial shield volcano that was active in two stages. Three large central depression dissect the island, and large submarine debris-avalanche deposits are found offshore. The latest eruptions of Piton des Nieges occurred as recently as about 12,000 years ago.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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