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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: restless (2 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), 2019 (Feb, June)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

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Mon, 19 Sep 2016, 12:05
Eruptive tremor at Piton de la Fournaise showing the sudden end (image: OVPF)
The eruption stopped (very) suddenly on the morning of 18 September at 04:18 (local time). It is interesting that the abrupt end followed an increase in eruptive tremor, indicating a rise in magma supply. ...more
Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 21:27
Lava fountain and flow from Piton de la Fournaise's current eruption tonight
The spectacular fissure eruption which had started on 11 Sep continues without signs of weakening. Over the past days, lava fountaining activity shifted from originally 4 or more active vents along the fissure to the northernmost vent where a cinder cone is forming and the main lava flow is emerging. ...more [read all]
Sun, 11 Sep 2016, 07:21
View of Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption (OVPF webcam)
A new eruption has begun at the volcano this morning. An eruptive fissure opened on the upper north side of Dolomieu, generating a curtain of lava fountains along the fissure feeding several lava flows directed north and northwest. ...more [read all]
Sun, 11 Sep 2016, 07:00
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 11 Sep 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 09:36
Number of earthquakes under Piton de la Fournaise volcano over the past weeks(OVPF)
Signs that a new eruption of the volcano in the near future could be in the making have been increasing. In a bulletin yesterday, the volcano observatory (OVPF) reported elevated seismic activity, deformation and gas emissions that are consistent with the rise of magma to shallow depths. ...more [read all]
Sat, 16 Jul 2016, 10:18
The volcano is showing signs of unrest that could be (but not necessarily) precursors of a new eruption. Since the beginning of the month, shallow (0-2 km depth) volcanic earthquakes of rock-fracturing type under the Dolomieu crater (the main vent of the volcano) have been more frequent, probably caused by a new magma intrusion. ...more [read all]
Fri, 27 May 2016, 10:54
Lava fountains from Piton de la Fournaise's eruption yesterday (image: Imaz Press)
The first eruption of the volcano in 2016 seems to have ended already - or at least paused - after little more than 24 hours. The volcano observatory reported that eruption tremor and other signs of ongoing activity stopped at 11:40 this morning. ...more [read all]
Thu, 26 May 2016, 08:59
A new eruption - the first in 2016 - started at the volcano this morning, around 08:05 local time when the volcano observatory registered a strong tremor signal, typical for the onset of Piton de la Fournaise's fissure eruptions. ...more [read all]
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