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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 16 September-22 September 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 16 Sep 2015, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
On 14 September OVPDLF reported that during the previous several days seismicity, deformation, and gas emissions at Piton de la Fournaise intensified. Tremor levels fluctuated. The two lava lakes separated by a partition in a single vent remained active.
Lava flows emerged from and were active beyond a 50-100 m lava tube; the largest lava flows were not longer than 1.5 km. By 17 September seismic activity, deformation, and gas emissions had stabilized, and only one lava lake was active.

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 16 September-22 September 2015. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Thu, 3 Sep 2015, 06:57
The eruption continues at weak intensity. As of yesterday, only one vent, a cone about 20 m high, remained active producing pulsating fountain-like strombolian explosions of bursting lava bubbles that reach 15-20 m height. Read all
Wed, 2 Sep 2015, 06:00
OVPDLF reported that scientists conducting fieldwork at Piton de la Fournaise during 31 August-1 September observed one active cone (20 m high) filled with a lava lake. Fluctuating lava fountains rose 15-20 m above the lake surface and gas bubbles exploded. Lava traveled through a 50-m-long lava channel and was a total of 1 km long. ... Read all
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