Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 October-20 October 2009 (New Activity / Unrest)
On 14 October, OVPDLF reported a seismic crisis from Piton de la Fournaise, with seismicity indicating deformation on the N side of Dolomieu crater and rockfalls within the crater. During 15-17 October, deformation and rockfalls continued to be detected. On 18 October, another seismic crisis was noted along with deformation on the N and S sides of Dolomieu crater.
Wed, 14 Oct 2009, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
Aerial observations on 19 October revealed a small new fumarole in the crater. Changes in the chemical composition of the gases were also noted. A greater number and duration of rockfalls than in previous days was detected on 20 October.
Source: Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise (OVPF)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2009. Report on Piton de la Fournaise. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 14 October-20 October 2009. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
Wed, 7 Oct 2009, 06:00
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 October-13 October 2009 (New Activity / Unrest)
During 5-6 October, OVPDLF reported increased seismicity from Piton de la Fournaise. A seismic crisis on 7 October prompted OVPDLF to raise the Alert Level to 1. Earthquakes were centered between the Bory and Dolomieu craters, and deformation was detected on the N side of Dolomieu. ... Read all
Wed, 21 Jan 2009, 06:00
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 21 January-27 January 2009 (Continuing Activity)
OVPDLF reported that the eruption from Piton de la Fournaise that began on 14 December 2008 was continuing on 27 January. Two vents were active; lava flowed to the bottom of Dolomieu crater through lava tubes and caused the crust from the pooled area to rise. Some incandescence was noted at night and at dawn. ... Read all