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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): lava flow advances to 3 km from coastal road

Wed, 20 May 2015, 01:06
01:06 AM | BY: T
Approximate location of the lava flow yesterday evening (
Approximate location of the lava flow yesterday evening (
The eruption continues with strong lava effusion. As of 19 May evening, the lava flow had been at 3 km from the coastal road, having advanced 750 m during the past 24 hours.
Its advance is likely to be slower from now on, as the front is now in the flatter area of the "Grandes Brulés".
Nevertheless, hopes are rising that the flow might reach the sea.
Viewing conditions and tips can be found at Fournaise Info's website.

Previous news

Mon, 18 May 2015, 12:51
The two active vents with lava flows yesterday (photo: Planétaire974)
The new eruption continues, although only the lowest vent seems to be still active by now. It continues to feed a large lava flow now headed towards the vast coastal flat to the east. In the course of today, it reached the steeper section of the Enclos, the "Grandes Pentes" and started to descend there. ... Read all
Sun, 17 May 2015, 14:03
Fissure eruption at Piton de la Fournaise today
A new eruption, so far small, began this Sunday at 13:45 from a fissure vent at the the southeast slopes of the Dolomieux crater inside the Enclos next to the Château Fort cone. ... Read all
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