Piton de la Fournaise volcano news and updates

Updated: Oct 16, 2021 22:33 GMT -
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Tue, 11 May 2021, 16:11
View of the active cones on Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
The eruption that had begun more than a month ago (in the evening of 9 April) still continues with moderate lava effusion, making this eruption one of the longer-lasting ones at the volcano in recent years. Read all
Wed, 5 May 2021, 04:55
Aerial view of two main cinder cones at current eruption site of the volcano (image: OVPF)
The ongoing effusive activity of the volcano slowed down on 2 May and continues at declining trend as a decrease of volcanic tremor has been recorded over the past days. Read all
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