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Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°ECurrent status
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): increased seismic activity
Wednesday Nov 05, 2014 06:06 AM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER
Seismic activity under La Réunion in 2014; the black dot represents the recent earthquakes under Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
There are signs that a new eruption could be on its way: an increasing number of shallow earthquakes has been registered under the volcano recently.
The volcano observatory (OVPF) and the prefecture raised the alert level to 1 (on a scale of 0-3), which includes some access restrictions to the enclos (the caldera of the volcano).
Monday, Jun 23, 2014
The new eruption at the SE flank of the Dolomieu crater appears to have ended already during the night Saturday to Sunday 22 June. It had produced a series of small lava flows that traveled down to the base of the cone and remained well inside the Enclos. ...
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014
A new eruption, the first after 3 1/2 years of repose, started at the volcano this morning at 01:35 local time, from a vent on the upper SE flank of the central crater (Dolomieu) cone. ...
Monday, Jun 16, 2014
Seismic activity above normal background levels have been detected under the volcano past week. The prefecture decided to raise the alert level and advises climbers and hikers to avoid the rims and crater walls of Dolomieu crater due to an increased risk of rockfalls and collapses.
Friday, Dec 10, 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. ...
Saturday, Sep 25, 2010
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.
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