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Piton de la Fournaise volcano
Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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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-ongoing)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

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Wed, 20 Dec 2006, 21:56

The eruption at Piton de la Fournaise continues unabated. Lava continues to flow from the vents inside Dolomieu crater and since 3 weeks, it has been overflowing Dolomieu crater's rim and the flow fronts are advancing slowly but surely towards the coast. As of 19 December, the most advanced fronts of the lava are now well on the vegetated Grand Brûlé slope at about 800 m elevation, ca 3 km away from the National Road.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2006, 22:10

Piton de la Fournaise's eruption is well into its third month of activity. A small lava lake is present inside the younger of the two new cones, baptised Piton Moinama and its precessor Piton Wouandzani, both built up during the current eruption inside Dolomieu crater.
The vent at Moinama continues to feed lava flows, that had reached the rim of Dolomieu crater in the night between 27 and 28 Nov and started to travel downhill on the vast caldera floor. By today (11 Dec.) these flows, flowing mostly inside tubes, have reached a distance of about 2 km and are clearly visible from the National Road near the coast W of the depression. Intermittendly, strombolian activity occurs at the vents as well.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2006, 05:58

The effusive eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano is continuing and shows little variation, except that the intensity of the tremor has increased again to 60% of its original value.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2006, 20:29

The eruption inside Dolomieu crater at Piton de la Fournaise volcano is continuing at low levels and tremor has been decreasing.
On Monday 9 Oct. a new vent opened about 100 m SW from Piton Wouandzani (the new cone formed in the eruption over the past weeks). It produced a new lava flow between the SE rim of Dolomieu crater and Piton Wouandzani. Since Thu 12 Oct., all activity from this vent has stopped, while it is still continuing at Piton Wouandzani which has an agitated lava lake deep inside and is feeding lava flows towards the W of Dolomieu crater.

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Sun, 1 Oct 2006, 17:16

The eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano is fading away. Although some weakl alimented lava flows are still active inside Dolomieu crater, there is no more lava lake activity visible inside the new crater. The amount of tremor has been decreasing a lot over the past days.

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Tue, 5 Sep 2006, 19:31

Piton de la Fournaise's eruption continues inside Dolomieu crater where a new cone of 15-20 m height is being formed. Lava flows spread on the bottom of Dolomieu crater.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2006, 16:25

Only two weeks after the end of the July eruption, Piton de la Fournaise volcano started a new eruption on August 30, 11:35 local time.
A very soft "seismic crisis" of about 10 small events occurred at 10:00 in the morning. At 11:35 eruption tremor appeared very slowly and without any further seismicity and a summit eruption started on the south-east-south edge of Dolomieu crater.Scientists of the Reunion University which were on the summit could observe the beginning eruption.Two fissures opened, the first one within Dolomieu crater is very active and a large part of the crater floor was already covered by a lava flow in the afternoon. The second fissure one just outside of Dolomieu crater produced a lava flow on the east flank of Piton de la Fournaise, but ceased its activity in the afternoon. At present eruption tremor is still at a quite high level and a new eruption cone is forming within Dolomieu crater.

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Sat, 29 Jul 2006, 06:39

Piton de la Fournaise's eruption continues and from today on, visitors are allowed to enter the Enclos until the Bory crater, ca. 1.2 km from the eruption site, from where there is a good observation point.
On 22 July, the intensity of the eruption had decreased and since then, the lava flow has only been weakly alimented. A new cone is being formed at the eruption site located between the cones Rivals and Château Fort on the flank of the main crater.

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Thu, 13 Jul 2006, 23:49

The first eruption of Piton de la Fournaise in 2006 might be imminent. Since mid-April, seismicity and inflation at Piton de la Fournaise volcano have been gradually increasing despite a slight decrease and stagnation of the trend in late May-mid June. Now, the observatory is registering 80-100 seismic events per day and an eruption is expected within days or few weeks.

Thu, 13 Jul 2006, 23:49

The first eruption of Piton de la Fournaise in 2006 might be imminent. Since mid-April, seismicity and inflation at Piton de la Fournaise volcano have been gradually increasing despite a slight decrease and stagnation of the trend in late May-mid June. Now, the observatory is registering 80-100 seismic events per day and an eruption is expected within days or few weeks.

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