Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): new eruption

Wed, 4 Feb 2015, 12:44
12:44 PM | BY: T
View of the eruption (OVPF webcam)
View of the eruption (OVPF webcam)
A new eruption has started at the volcano, following a brief seismic crisis that started early this morning.
According to OVPF, the new (fissure) vent should be located between Bory, Dolomieu and Rivals craters on the upper flank of the Dolomieu main cone. A lava flow is descending SSW and has already reached the base of the Dolomieu crater, i.e. the floor of the enclos. Its length is more than 1 km.

Previous news

Wed, 4 Feb 2015, 06:00
OVPDLF reported that 180 earthquakes at Piton de la Fournaise were recorded from 0400 to 0900 on 4 February, including five events greater than M 2. A seismic crisis began at 0910, tremor was recorded at 1050, and an eruption began at 1100. Observers noted that a fissure had opened on the S flank, triggering an Alert Level 2-2 (ongoing eruption) and the restriction of access by the public to the summit area. ... Read all
Thu, 4 Dec 2014, 10:01
A new eruption could be under way at the volcano. An increase in seismic activity, inflation of the volcanic edifice, and SO2 gas mixed into the degassing plume, typical for a fresh magma intrusion at shallow depth have been detected by the volcano observatory (OVPF). ... Read all
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