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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): elevated activity continues
Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 08:31
08:31 AM | BY: MARTIN
Ground deformation movements detected by GPS stations at Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
The seismic activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
OVPF recorded 2300 volcano-tectonic earthquakes
since 28 September. Earthquakes were located mainly beneath the summit area and the eastern flank at depths between 1.6 and 5.2 km.
The ground deformation continues to be observed on the eastern flank of the volcano edifice.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 30 September 2020
The activity at the volcano has been increasing during the past week characterized by increased seismic activity.
... read all
During 20-22 September
OVPF recorded 21 volcano-tectonic earthquakes
with magnitude less than M 1 located mainly under the Dolomieu crater at depths between 1.7 and 2.2 km. ... read all
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. read all
During 16-22 Jun
the seismic station at OVPF volcano observatory recorded 18 volcano-tectonic earthquakes at 2 km depth
beneath the summit. ... read all
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. ... read all
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