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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 August-1 September 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
OVPDLF reported that the eruption at Piton de la Fournaise fluctuated during 26-27 August, causing variations in the height of the lava fountains and emissions. One vent remained active, and lava flows from that vent traveled at least as far as 3.5 km. At daybreak on 28 August a small plume rose 400 m and drifted S; inclement weather prevented views during most of the day.
During an overflight the next day, scientists observed two growing cinder cones housing lava lakes and lava fountains. An 'a'a lava flow was active, and a large gas plume rose 3 km.

Source: Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise (OVPF)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2015. Report on Piton de la Fournaise. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 26 August-1 September 2015. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 15:27
Tremor amplitude of Piton de la Fournaise during the first 12 hours of the eruption (OVPF)
The eruption that started yesterday continues, but only one of several fissures (east of the Rivals crater), that opened last night remains active over a length of 100 m. A small cone has been built at its upper end, approx. 140 m east of Rivals crater. Strombolian activity occurs from this vent, while 3 other vents lower on the fissure continue to produce lava fountains and feed a lava flow that slowly advances towards the Grandes Pentes. ... Read all
Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 15:48
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A new eruption started at the volcano this evening. Following a brief seismic crisis that triggered an eruption alarm, an eruptive fissure opened south of Dolomieu crater at 18:50 local time. ... Read all
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