Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion Island): new short-lived eruption 9-10 Dec 2010
Piton de la Fournaise volcano on La Réunion island erupted for the 3rd time. The eruption started yesterday 9 Dec at 22h42 local time following two seismic crisis. The eruption started from a fissure located on the outside N flank of the cone of Dolomieu summit crater about 1 km away and feeds a lava flow.
Fri, 10 Dec 2010, 20:4520:45 PM |
The flows traveled about 1.5 km N and NW. The next day (10 Dec) the eruption stopped as indicated by the end of lava emission and seismicity and deformation measurements.
Sat, 25 Sep 2010, 07:38
Unrest at Piton de la Fournaise continues and the volcano observatory has raised alert to level 1 (eruption in near or immediate future probable). Deformation at the summit and seismic activity indicate ascent of fresh magma beneath Dolomieu crater. ... read all
Sun, 3 Jan 2010, 00:37
Piton de la Fournaise volcano greets the new year with its first eruption in 2010 on 2 January. A fissure vent inside the Dolomieu summit crater erupted lava fountains and a lava flow contained inside the crater, deepened by the large eruption in 2008. The eruption followed a gradual increase inseismic activity since Dec 28. The last, very short-lived eruption happened just about 3 weeks ago, and it seems likely that Piton de la Fournaise has entered a period of frequent but short eruptions, fed by dikes in its highly fractured summit zone, forming of a relatively permeable central plumbing system. ... read all
Mon, 14 Dec 2009, 22:31
A new eruption started on Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 18h30 local time on 14 December. Following a seismic crisis lasting about 1 hr, a new vent opened on the S flank of Dolomieu Crater and produced lava flows inside the enclos. Later in the evening, a second fissure opened east of the first vent. ... read all
Thu, 23 Oct 2008, 16:09
OVPDLF reported that a seismic crisis at Piton de la Fournaise on 20 ... read all
Mon, 22 Sep 2008, 10:51
A new eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 15h30 local time on Sep 21, 2008. read all