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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): decreasing tremor returned to fluctuate levels

Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 20:48
20:48 PM | BY: MARTIN
Lava fountains are no longer active today (image: OVPF)
Lava fountains are no longer active today (image: OVPF)
Decreasing tremor since yesterday at Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
Decreasing tremor since yesterday at Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
The low-level effusive activity at the volcano continues.
The seismic network recorded a decreasing trend of volcanic tremor over the past 30 hours and continues at fluctuating levels again.
The fountaining activity within the cone seems to have disappeared and cease to supply the lava overflow.
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 seismic station detected 55 volcano-tectonic quakes with a magnitude lower than 1 over the past 24 hours.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 15 January 2022

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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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