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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): increasing lava overflowed crater rim yesterday

Sat, 8 Jan 2022, 00:04
00:04 AM | BY: MARTIN
The lava overflow escaping the vent yesterday afternoon (image: OVPF)
The lava overflow escaping the vent yesterday afternoon (image: OVPF)
The lava overflow started to cool after the fountaining decreased this morning (image: OVPF)
The lava overflow started to cool after the fountaining decreased this morning (image: OVPF)
The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels since yesterday's afternoon.
Lava fountains have been picking up within the cone and triggered a lava overflow to feed the lava flowing away from the vent down the slope.
The fountaining activity slowed down this morning at around 05:00 local time and caused solidifying of the overflow as magma supply weakened a bit (attached image).
The ground deformation measurements continue to detect slight deflation 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 7 January 2022

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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
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