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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, July, Aug, Oct), 2020 (Feb)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion) activity update

Thursday Feb 05, 2015 20:38 PM | BY: T

Lava flow from Piton de la Fournaise this evening
Lava flow from Piton de la Fournaise this evening
The eruption continues with active lava flow effusion from a row of 7 vents on the upper flank of the Dolomieu crater.
The latest bulletin of OVPF reports currently low tremor and confirms that the eruptive fissure originally was 500 m long. Effusive activity quickly focussed to the lower end of it at approx. 2500 m altitude.

The eruption continues with active lava flow effusion from a row of 7 vents on the upper flank of the Dolomieu crater.
The latest bulletin of OVPF reports currently low tremor and confirms that the eruptive fissure originally was 500 m long. Effusive activity quickly focussed to the lower end of it at approx. 2500 m altitude.



Previous news
View of the eruption (OVPF webcam)
Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015
A new eruption has started at the volcano, following a brief seismic crisis that started early this morning. ... [more]
Thursday, Dec 04, 2014
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). ... [more]
Seismic activity under La Réunion in 2014; the black dot represents the recent earthquakes under Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014
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. ... [more]
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. ... [more]
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. ... [more]

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