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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
Last earthquakes nearby
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

latest (2017) | 2016 | 2015 | archive
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]
Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 10:14
Volcanic tremor at Piton de la Fournaise during the past days as of yesterday evening (image: OVPF)
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. ...more [read all]
Fri, 3 Feb 2017, 12:05
Aerial view of the principal vent at Piton de la Fournaise (image: OVPF)
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. ...more
Wed, 1 Feb 2017, 12:05
The new eruption of Piton de la Fournaise seen from above on 1 Feb 2017 (image: Imaz Press Reunion)
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. ...more [read all]
Tue, 31 Jan 2017, 16:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
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