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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): new tongue of lava along southern margin

Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 16:22
16:22 PM | BY: MARTIN
Effusive activity along the southern margin today (image: OVPF)
Effusive activity along the southern margin today (image: OVPF)
The effusive activity at the volcano continues.
A new active tongue of the lava flow formed along the southern margin over the past 24 hours. The front of the new lava arm, from the OVPF's available imagery, seems to be located at an altitude of 1800 meters.
Lava fountains continue to build the cinder cone around the vent and occasionally exceeds its height.
A lava flow discharge rate is measured at about 3-20 m3/sec. on average.
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 6 volcano-tectonic quakes with a magnitude lower than 0.5 over the past 24 hours.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 10 January 2022

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Sat, 8 Jan 2022, 00:04

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

The lava overflow escaping the vent yesterday afternoon (image: OVPF)
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Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Piton de la Fournaise volcano eruptions:
1900, 1901, 1901, 1902, 1903(?), 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908(?), 1909, 1910, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1924, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933-34, 1935(?), 1936, 1937, 1938, 1938-39, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947(?), 1948, 1948(?), 1950, 1951(?), 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955-57, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1964-65, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1973, 1975-76, 1976, 1977, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983-84, 1985-88, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000 (Feb-March), 2001 (March-April), 2001 (June-July), 2002 (Jan.), 2002 (Nov-Dec), 2003 (May) - 2004 (Jan), 2004 (May), 2004 (Aug-Oct), 2005 (Feb-March), 2005 (Oct), 2005 (Nov), 2005 (Dec)-2006 (Jan), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Oct), 2010 (Dec), 2014 (June), 2015 (Feb), 2015 (May), 2015 (Aug-Oct), 2016 (May, Sep), 2017 (Jan-Mar), 2018 (Apr, 2x), 2018 (Sep), 2019 (Feb, June, July, Aug, Oct), 2020 (Feb), 2020 (Dec), 2021 (Apr), 2021 (Dec)
Typical eruption style
Effusive
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