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Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)Piton de la Fournaise webcams / live data
| ReportsPiton de la Fournaise volcano books | ToursPiton 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:
EffusiveLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Tue, 17 Nov 2015, 16:05
Map of the Enclos of Piton de la Fournaise and the exclusion zone (image: Prefecture of La Réunion)
The alert level of the volcano was lowered today as no more eruptive activity occurred since the last phase of the latest eruption ended more than two weeks ago. ...more
Sun, 1 Nov 2015, 12:05
The third eruptive phase ended in the afternoon of 31 Oct, a day after it had begun. However, deep seismic activity suggests that the eruption might still not be completely over and alert level 2 is being maintained.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015, 07:23
Another (the third) eruptive phase began at the volcano yesterday evening. From 16:00 local time, the volcano observatory recorded an increase in tremor and new lava was seen in the vent after 20:00. ...more
Sun, 25 Oct 2015, 09:42
The lava flows from Piton de la Fournaise still active yesterday morning
The latest (second) effusive phase of the eruption ended yesterday afternoon. After 15:00 local time, tremor became discontinuous and lava effusion ceased. ...more
Thu, 22 Oct 2015, 14:13
According to local news, the eruption restarted today after 4 days of quiet. Observers detected minor strombolian activity from a small, 1 m diameter vent at the bottom of the large new cone. ...more
Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 05:40
View of Piton del la Fournaise's eruption site from Piton Bert webcam before and after the eruption (note some cones have almost disappeared under the new lava)
According to the volcano observatory, the effusive phase of the eruption is over (no more activity since the sudden stop of lava effusion on Saturday). A weak tremor signal continued to be recorded this morning, probably related to degassing. ...more
Sun, 18 Oct 2015, 08:36
Images of lava bubbles from the main vent on 12 Oct (OVPF)
After a the eruption had intensified considerably during the past week, tremor suddenly dropped this morning at 08:02 local time and only showed sporadic pulses. The lava effusion seemed to have stopped as well. Aerial surveys this morning showed no more lava inside the vent. ...more
Fri, 16 Oct 2015, 05:54
Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 13 Oct 2015
The current, remarkably long-lived eruption continues with no signs of weakening. On the contrary, a significant increase in tremor and lava effusion was noted starting 12 Oct, reaching high values comparable to the start of the eruption. The observatory estimated the effusion rate to have risen from 9 to 13.5 cubic meters per second. ...more
Sat, 3 Oct 2015, 07:35
Lava flow field of Piton de la Fournaise's eruption as on 28 Sep 2015(OVPF)
The eruption continues with little changes overall. The lava flow field gradually expands (and thickens) towards the southeast from the vents, with the most distant flow fronts now being around 2600-2700 m away. ...more
Wed, 23 Sep 2015, 08:43
New surface lava flow from Piton de la Fournaise last night
The eruption continues into its second month,- for Piton de La Fournaise's standards this is an unusually long-lived one. Accompanied by stable tremor, effusive activity remains strong and feeds a growing lava flow field that slowly expands towards the east in direction of the Grandes Pentes. ...more
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