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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): fountaining activity increased a bit

Fri, 31 Dec 2021, 19:44
19:44 PM | BY: MARTIN
Intense lava fountains rose a few meters above the cone (image: OVPF)
Intense lava fountains rose a few meters above the cone (image: OVPF)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues at slightly intense levels than in previous days.
The fountaining activity increased from low levels to pulsating lava spattering exceeding the cone height.
Lava flows continue to overflow the lava tube at the cone's opening and slowly advancing down the southern flank.
The volcanic tremor continues at fluctuating levels. The seismic station detected one volcano-tectonic quake with a magnitude lower than 0.5 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 31 December 2021

Previous news

Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 16:25
OVPF reported that the eruption at Piton de la Fournaise continued during 29 December 2021 to 4 January 2022. Weather clouds often obscured views of the vent, though visual observations were made daily. Low lava fountaining, with material rarely rising just above the crater rim, was visible on 29 December. ... Read all
Tue, 28 Dec 2021, 01:26
Ground deformation at Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
No significant change in the activity has occurred during the past 24 hours and the effusive eruption has remained essentially unchanged. ... Read all
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