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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): seismic crisis ended

Fri, 9 Sep 2022, 19:35
19:35 PM | BY: MARTIN
Locations of earthquakes under the Dolomieu crater on 7 September (image: OVPF)
Locations of earthquakes under the Dolomieu crater on 7 September (image: OVPF)
The local volcano observatory Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise (OVPF) reported that the volcano-seismic crisis at the volcano ceased at about 19:00 local time yesterday.
The crisis, followed the increasing seismic activity, started on 7 September at 16:54 local time represented by a weak ground deformation in the summit area. The ground has been uplifted by less than 1 cm. Earthquakes were located mainly beneath the northern rim of Dolomieu crater (only about 2-3 quakes per hour on average since the seismicity ended).
A new eruption is not ruled out, magma injection may come unexpectedly as happened in October 2019 or December 2020.
Source: Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 9 September 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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