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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: restless (2 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), 2018 (Apr, 2x), 2018 (Sep), 2019 (Feb, June, July, Aug)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019, 07:20
The eruption paused again or ended last night at about 22:00 local time, following a period of 6 hours with pulsating gas emissions. ...more
Thu, 15 Aug 2019, 16:25
Lava flows from the active vent of Piton de la Fournaise volcano last night (image: OVPF)
Early this morning, the eruption, which had started on 11 Aug, paused for a bit more than 4 hours and then resumed again at 08:30 local time. ...more [read all]
Tue, 13 Aug 2019, 17:21
Lava flows from the current eruption of Piton de la Fournaise this morning (image: OVPF)
The eruption on the volcano continues into its 3rd day. Differently from the last short-lived last July, it seems this time it is well-fed and much more intense: lava flows have already reached considerable distance and were only about 2 km away from the coastal road when volcanologists from the observatory (OVPF) could undertake an aerial survey earlier today. ...more [read all]
Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 05:58
Deformation of the summit area of Piton de la Fournaise volcano during yesterday with the interpreted magma movement shown as arrows (image: OVPF)
The 4th eruption of the volcano in 2019 started yesterday afternoon, but so far, little details are known. ...more [read all]
Sun, 11 Aug 2019, 14:15
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 11 Aug 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Tue, 30 Jul 2019, 14:47
Tremor during Piton de la Fournaise's short-lived latest eruption (image: OVPF)
The 3rd eruption of the volcano this year already paused or maybe ended after a bit more than 16 hours of activity. ...more [read all]
Mon, 29 Jul 2019, 09:15
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 18:47
Tremor signal during the latest eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
The eruption which had started early on 11 June ended today around noon. It had thus lasted only little more than two days, one of the volcano's typical brief but (at least in the beginning) intense eruptions.
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 08:12
Photo of one of the eruptive fissures at 15:30 on 11 June (image © OVPF-IPGP)
A new eruption started at the volcano yesterday morning. At least 4 eruptive fissures with lava fountaining opened on the SSE slope of the Dolomieu crater at around 06:35 local time. ...more [read all]
Tue, 11 Jun 2019, 03:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]

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