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.
Wed, 8 Dec 2010, 06:00
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 8 December-14 December 2010 (New Activity / Unrest)
On 9 December, OVPDLF reported that a seismic crisis at Piton de la Fournaise was followed by inflation of the entire summit region. Many small landslides occurred in Dolomieu crater. Later that day lava flows from two fissures on the N flank of Piton de la Fournaise, about 1 km NW of Dolomieu crater rim, traveled about 1.5 km N and NW. ... Read all
Wed, 27 Oct 2010, 06:00
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 27 October-2 November 2010 (New Activity / Unrest)
OVPDLF reported that an eruption from Piton de la Fournaise that began on 14 October from a fissure near the Château Fort crater, about 1.5 km SE of the Dolomieu crater rim, continued during 27-30 October. On 27 October steam plumes rose from the main vent (Cone 3) and lava flows were active. A sudden increase in tremor intensity was detected. ... Read all