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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): lava fountains weakened

Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 02:41
02:41 AM | BY: MARTIN
The effusive eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano shows reduced activity today as seen in the webcam (image: OVPF)
The effusive eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano shows reduced activity today as seen in the webcam (image: OVPF)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues.
Lava fountains within the growing cone decreased in the activity a bit since yesterday, but still continue to build the cinder cone around the vent where occasionally exceeds its height.
The sporadic (at phases of a few minutes to a few hours) pulsating lava continues to flow over the tube's surface at the cone's opening and slowly advancing down the gentle slope.
The volcanic tremor continues at fluctuating levels. The seismic station detected three volcano-tectonic quakes with a magnitude lower than 1 over the past 24 hours.
No significant ground deformation was detected.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 4 January 2022

Previous news

Fri, 31 Dec 2021, 19:44
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. ... Read all
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
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