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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): small lava fountains continue from few vents only

Thu, 22 Sep 2022, 03:50
03:50 AM | BY: MARTIN
Weak lava spattering and lava flow at Piton de la Fournaise volcano yesterday (image: OVPF)
Weak lava spattering and lava flow at Piton de la Fournaise volcano yesterday (image: OVPF)
Gas emissions (top left) at the eruption site as seen from Piton de Bert webcam (image: OVPF)
Gas emissions (top left) at the eruption site as seen from Piton de Bert webcam (image: OVPF)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues at low levels.
The spattering activity is confined only to a few vents located in the lowest part of the eruptive fissure.
The volcanic tremor continues at only 10 % of its initial phase. According to the local observatory OVPF, earthquakes seem to disappear beneath the edifice over the past 24 hours.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 2300 tonnes during the 24 hours.
Given the current unfavorable weather conditions, it is not able to gain lava flow data.
Source: Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 22 September 2022

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Wed, 21 Sep 2022, 14:00

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 September-20 September 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

OVPF reported that a seismic crisis at Piton de la Fournaise began at 0623 on 19 September. Volcanic tremor located beneath the SSW part of the caldera began at 0748, likely signifying the arrival of magma at the surface, though weather clouds prevented visual confirmation from webcams. Pelotons de Gendarmerie de Haute Montagne (PGHM) teams that were on-site to evacuate people from inside the caldera observed lava fountains 20-30 m high rising from a fissure that had opened E of Piton Kala Pélé. ... Read all
Wed, 21 Sep 2022, 03:47

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

Active fissure vents at the base of Kala Pélé crater generating lava fountains and flows (image: Piton De La Fournaise/facebook)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues with little changes since the last update. ... 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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