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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): slight deflation detected again, no significant changes since the last update

Thu, 6 Jan 2022, 17:36
17:36 PM | BY: MARTIN
Spattering continues to feed lava flows from the fissure vent at Piton de la Fournaise volcano today (image: OVPF)
Spattering continues to feed lava flows from the fissure vent at Piton de la Fournaise volcano today (image: OVPF)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues.
The lava spattering continues to build the cinder cone around the vent where occasionally exceeds its height.
Lava flows continue to be active on the southern slope and travel at a very slow discharge rate of about 2-5 m3/sec. on average.
The ground deformation measurements detected a slight deflation again at shallow magma chamber level (2-2,5 km) reflecting magma intrusion and migration within the volcano edifice.
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.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 6 January 2022

Previous news

Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 15:41
OVPF reported that the eruption at Piton de la Fournaise continued during 5-11 January 2022. Weather clouds often obscured views of the vent, though visual observations were made daily. Lava fountains sometimes rose above the crater rim. ... Read all
Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 02:41
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. ... Read all
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