Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): Decreasing activity

Wed, 9 Dec 2020, 12:05
From the end of the eruption on the 8 December at around 07:15 local time, till the 9 December at 09:00 local time, 27 volcano tectonic earthquakes were recorded at 900 m of elevation, 1700 m below the western rim of the summit crater (named the Dolomieu crater). Except this remaining seismic activity, conditions seem to come back to normal. Notably, gas emissions are back to pre-eruptive levels (ground CO2 fluxes are stable and SO2 emissions near the summit are small).

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Tue, 8 Dec 2020, 07:15
The lava fountains erupted from Piton de la Fournaise volcano fissure yesterday (image: OVPF)
The effusive eruption of the volcano stopped at around 07:15 local time today as an decrease of volcanic tremor and gas emissions have been recorded. These are generally observed when the quantity of gas available is exhausted, and often synonymous with a decrease surface activity. ... Read all
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