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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)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20200402/0820Z ONGOING ERUPTION OBS VA DTG: 02/0900Z

Thursday Apr 02, 2020 09:15 AM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 09:06 UTC, 02/04/20 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200402/0906Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: PITON DE LA FOURNAISE 233020
PSN: S2114 E05542
AREA: INDIAN OCEAN [WESTERN]
SUMMIT ELEV: 2632M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/2
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS:ERUPTION AT 20200402/0820Z ONGOING ERUPTION
OBS VA DTG: 02/0900Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND SFC/FL140
VRB/05KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/1500Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 02/2100Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/0300Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NO ASH CLOUD DETECTED
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=



Previous news
Number of shallow volcano-tectonic earthquakes recorded in February 2020 (top). Number of deep volcano-tectonic earthquakes recorded in February 2020 (bottom) (© OVPF-IPGP).
Monday, Mar 09, 2020
The Piton de la Fournaise Volcanological Observatory have released their monthly report for the month of February 2020. ... [more]
Thermal anomaly detected by satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
OVPF reported that the eruption stopped on 16 February at 14:12 local time. No earthquake has been recorded since the eruption stopped. ... [more]
Weak thermal anomaly at the vent of Piton de la Fournaise's last eruption (image: OVPF)
Monday, Feb 17, 2020
The first eruption of the volcano in 2020 lasted less than a week, from 10 - 16 Feb 2020. ... [more]
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020
Aerial observations of the eruption site this morning could not find any surface activity any more, but a weak tremor signal persists that indicates the presence of magma close to the surface. ... [more]
Evolution of volcanic tremor at Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
It is currently unclear whether the eruption still continues. The volcano observatory reported a sudden strong decrease in volcanic tremor was detected this afternoon at 14:00 local time, which probably means that magma supply drastically dropped or even ceased. ... [more]

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