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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): lava tube's surface broke, flow of lava is visible again

Sun, 26 Dec 2021, 20:12
20:12 PM | BY: MARTIN
The flow of lava is visible again as the lava tube's surface broke (image: OVPF)
The flow of lava is visible again as the lava tube's surface broke (image: OVPF)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues.
The lava flow that has been traveling into the lava tube at the cone's opening, is seen from view again after the tube's surface broke in the last night and slowly continues to advance on the south flank.
The volcanic tremor continues at fluctuating levels. The seismic station didn't detect significant quakes over the past 24 hours.
The ground deformation measurements continue to detect a slight deflation at shallow magma chamber level (2-2,5 km) reflecting magma intrusion and migration within the volcano edifice.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 26 December 2021

Previous news

Sat, 25 Dec 2021, 19:10
Aerial view of lava tubes on the S flank of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
The effusive eruption of the volcano continues. ... Read all
Fri, 24 Dec 2021, 19:33
The current eruptive site seen from Piton de Bert yesterday (image: OVPF)
The activity of lava fountains decreased to lower levels including periods of medium-to-low amplitude tremor. ... Read all
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