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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Photo from La Réunion's eruption

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015 12:25 PM | BY: T

Piton de la Fournaise eruption 4 Feb 2015 (photo: Piere Choukroun)
Piton de la Fournaise eruption 4 Feb 2015 (photo: Piere Choukroun)
La Réunion-based photographer Pierre Choukroun
sent us this great photo from the first evening of the eruption, showing the typical alignment of active vents along the eruptive fissure.
View the whole gallery.
Visit Pierre's site: www.pierrechoukroun.com
Previous news
View of the active lava flow at Piton de la Fournaise volcano last night
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
The eruption continues without major changes. The volcano observatory OVPF reports low, but stable tremor levels. Webcam imagery from last night (before clouds obscure views) show that the eruption is mainly effusive with only weak explosive activity (weak spattering) at the vents. ... [more]
Lava flow from Piton de la Fournaise this evening
Thursday, Feb 05, 2015
The eruption continues with active lava flow effusion from a row of 7 vents on the upper flank of the Dolomieu crater. ... [more]
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]

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