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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion), eruption news: seismic crisis
Thursday Oct 23, 2008 16:09 PM | BY: TS
OVPDLF reported that a seismic crisis at Piton de la Fournaise on 20
October was located beneath the summit at an elevation of 700 m a.s.l.
The crisis was accompanied by weak deformation.
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Monday, Sep 22, 2008
A new eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 15h30 local time on Sep 21, 2008. ... [more]
Sunday, Sep 14, 2008
There was reported that a seismic crisis at Piton de la Fournaise during 8-9 September was characterized by hundreds of earthquakes. The Alert Level was not changed. [more]
Thursday, Aug 21, 2008
A small seismic crisis beneath the summit of Piton de la Fournaise lasted a little more than two and a half hours on 15 August. Deformation was also detected at the top of Dolomieu and, coupled with the increase in seismicity, prompted OVPDLF to raise the Alert level to 1. Public access to the summit was prohibited. On 18 August, the Alert Level was lowered because seismicity had decreased and deformation was no longer detected. [more]
Friday, Apr 20, 2007
Weakly alimented lava flows continue to run from the 500 m vent at the volcano.
Thursday, Apr 19, 2007
Both tremor and the lava output have been strongly decreasing over the past days at Fournaise volcano, suggesting a possible end of the eruption in the near future. [more]
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