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Piton des Nieges volcano

Updated: Dec 5, 2022 05:18 GMT -
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
Friday, December 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 2, 2022 10:43 am (GMT +4) (Dec 2, 2022 06:43 GMT)
1.5

0.7 km
31 km (19 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Pierre
Thursday, December 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 2, 2022 12:12 am (GMT +4) (Dec 1, 2022 20:12 GMT)
1.5

25 km
22 km (14 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Denis
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 30, 2022 5:53 pm (GMT +4) (Nov 30, 2022 13:53 GMT)
1.1

17 km
21 km (13 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Pierre
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 29, 2022 7:10 am (GMT +4) (Nov 29, 2022 03:10 GMT)
1.1

10 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Denis
Monday, November 21, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 22, 2022 2:33 am (GMT +4) (Nov 21, 2022 22:33 GMT)
1.2

12 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
Réunion: Near Saint-Denis

Background

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.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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