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Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): eruption continues; possible increasing of lava flows

Monday Apr 06, 2020 07:51 AM | BY: MARTIN

Eruptive fissure at Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 6 April (image: OVPF)
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.
Increasing activity of lava flows in the near future is possible, although still greatly disturbed by the cloud cover around the volcano. Over the past 12 hours, average flows have been estimated at 30 m3/s. The thermal images taken yesterday evening show that the casting is still very active. The northernmost casting fronts had stopped, with the activity focusing on a new casting arm to the south.
A strong gas plume and sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions have been observed.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 6 April 2020
Previous news
Lava fountains at Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 15:00 local time today (image: OVPF)
Thursday, Apr 02, 2020
A new eruption has indeed started at the volcano, as could be confirmed when weather cleared to allow an overflight. ... [more]
View from Piton Bert (Piton de la Fournaise volcano, image: OVPF webcam)
Thursday, Apr 02, 2020
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]
Piton de la Fournaise volcano today (image: OVPF)
Thursday, Apr 02, 2020
OVPF recorded 92 volcano-tectonic earthquakes today from 08:15 to 08:51 local time. ... [more]
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]

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