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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, Oct), 2020 (Feb)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

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Fri, 3 Jul 2020, 09:22
Dolomieu crater at Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 28 June (image: OVPF)
Today at 07:35 local time OVPF volcano observatory recorded seismic unrest at the volcano associated with rapid deformation. A new batch of magma could be rising inside the volcano's conduits. ...more
Mon, 22 Jun 2020, 07:28
Volcano-tectonic earthquakes during 1-21 June at Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
During 16-22 Jun the seismic station at OVPF volcano observatory recorded 18 volcano-tectonic earthquakes at 2 km depth beneath the summit. ...more [read all]
Mon, 6 Apr 2020, 07:51
Eruptive fissure at Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 6 April (image: OVPF)
OVPF reported that eruption continues on the eastern flank. The seismic station records since 5 April 189 volcano-tectonic earthquakes at approx. 2 km depth beneath the southeastern part of the Dolomieu crater. These earthquakes testify to the weakening of the environment, either by a circulation of fluid or the emptying of a reservoir, most certainly in connection with the feeding of the eruptive site and its renewed activity. A risk of collapse of the crater is not excluded. ...more [read all]
Thu, 2 Apr 2020, 19:08
Lava fountains at Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 15:00 local time today (image: OVPF)
A new eruption has indeed started at the volcano, as could be confirmed when weather cleared to allow an overflight. ...more [read all]
Thu, 2 Apr 2020, 09:58
View from Piton Bert (Piton de la Fournaise volcano, image: OVPF webcam)
A new eruption might be underway at the volcano. This morning, a seismic crisis was recorded by the instruments of the volcano observatory (OVPF) with 92 superficial volcano-tectonic earthquakes between 8:15 am and 8:51 am local time. ...more [read all]
Thu, 2 Apr 2020, 09:36
Piton de la Fournaise volcano today (image: OVPF)
OVPF recorded 92 volcano-tectonic earthquakes today from 08:15 to 08:51 local time. ...more [read all]
Thu, 2 Apr 2020, 09:15
Mon, 9 Mar 2020, 15:30
Number of shallow volcano-tectonic earthquakes recorded in February 2020 (top). Number of deep volcano-tectonic earthquakes recorded in February 2020 (bottom) (© OVPF-IPGP).
The Piton de la Fournaise Volcanological Observatory have released their monthly report for the month of February 2020. ...more [read all]
Mon, 17 Feb 2020, 09:12
Thermal anomaly detected by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
OVPF reported that the eruption stopped on 16 February at 14:12 local time. No earthquake has been recorded since the eruption stopped. ...more [read all]
Mon, 17 Feb 2020, 08:12
Weak thermal anomaly at the vent of Piton de la Fournaise's last eruption (image: OVPF)
The first eruption of the volcano in 2020 lasted less than a week, from 10 - 16 Feb 2020. ...more [read all]

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