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Piton de la Fournaise volcano
Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano eruptions:
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)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

latest (2017) | 2016 | 2015 | archive
Fri, 18 Aug 2017, 10:55
View of the eruption site at Piton de la Fournaise this afternoon
The eruption continues with little changes over the past weeks and remains dominantly effusive: lava continues to erupt from the 14 July fissure feeding a growing lava field. ...more [read all]
Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 09:19
The main vent of Piton de la Fournaise's eruption on 30 July 2017 - 09h05 (local time) (image: OVPF / IPGP)
The eruption which had begun on 14 July, celebrating France's National Day, continues with little changes during the past week. ...more [read all]
Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 08:00
Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption this morning (image: OVPF webcam)
The volcano began erupting early this morning, making it the third eruption this year (after the ones in January and May). ...more [read all]
Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 21:45
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 13 Jul 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 25 May 2017, 09:06
Distance variations at Piton de la Fournaise volcano showing inflation (Image: OVPF / IPGP)
The unrest at the volcano continues - a new eruption could occur with little warning. ...more [read all]
Fri, 19 May 2017, 07:26
Earthquakes under Piton de la Fournaise during 04:00 and 17:30 on 18 May 2017 (OVPF)
A helicopter overfly yesterday evening confirmed that the reported short-lived eruption did actually not take place: no fresh lava could be seen at the supposed site of the eruption. ...more [read all]
Thu, 18 May 2017, 06:39
Tremor amplitude associated with Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption (image: OVPF)
A new eruption (the second in 2017) began at the volcano yesterday afternoon with little precursory signs. The site of the new eruption is a fissure on the NE flank of the Dolomieu central crater inside the Enclos. ...more [read all]
Wed, 17 May 2017, 18:15
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 17 May 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 1 Mar 2017, 08:23
The new cone built during Piton de la Fournaise's latest eruption seen on 27 Feb 2017 (image: OVPF)
The first eruption of the volcano in 2017 ended last Monday. After having been stable for several weeks, tremor started to drop and both lava emission ceased quickly in the morning of 27 Feb at 10:00 local time. ...more [read all]
Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 16:22
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. ...more [read all]

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