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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): activity continues at reduced levels

Wed, 21 Sep 2022, 03:47
03:47 AM | BY: MARTIN
Active fissure vents at the base of Kala Pélé crater generating lava fountains and flows (image: Piton De La Fournaise/facebook)
Active fissure vents at the base of Kala Pélé crater generating lava fountains and flows (image: Piton De La Fournaise/facebook)
Evolution of the tremor since the eruption began on 19 Sep (image: OVPF)
Evolution of the tremor since the eruption began on 19 Sep (image: OVPF)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues with little changes since the last update.
A sharp decline of the volcanic tremor has been recorded throughout yesterday, but has stabilized at about 23:00 local time.
This had an effect on the fountaining activity as well which continues at lower levels.
The lava continues to keep flows active.
The seismic network registered 24 volcano-tectonic earthquakes during the past 24 hours.
In addition, sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 2054 tonnes in total so far. The TROPOMI satellite, passing through the current eruption site at 10:10 local time yesterday, detected gas emissions dispersing towards the southwest.
Source: Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 21 September 2022

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Tue, 20 Sep 2022, 04:17

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): new eruption, lava fountains and lava flows

Lava fountains being erupted from the eruptive fissure (image: Réunion Tourisme/twitter)
A new eruption started at the volcano at 07:48 local time yesterday. ... Read all
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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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