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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion) activity update: eruption ended 30 May 2015

Mon, 1 Jun 2015, 11:05
11:05 AM | BY: T
Tremor during the eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (OVPF)
Tremor during the eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (OVPF)
The most recent eruption (the second in 2015) ended during the evening of 30 May.
Tremor disappeared around 20:50, following a decreasing trend since 27 May. According to estimates of the volcano observatory, the eruption produced approx. 8 million cubic meters of lava during its 13 days of activity, a typical value for an eruption of Piton de la Fournaise in recent decades.
Interestingly, no significant deflation has been detected accompanying the eruption,- this means that it has not drained much of the magma chamber and that a new eruption, even in a short time from now, could be a realistic scenario.

Previous news

Wed, 27 May 2015, 06:00
OVPDLF reported that the eruption at Piton de la Fournaise that began on 17 May ended on 30 May at 2050 when tremor was no longer detected. ... Read all
Fri, 22 May 2015, 06:44
Piton de la Fournaise's lava flow on 21 May (photo: Fabrice Juigner / facebook)
The eruption continues with stable lava effusion accompanied by stable tremor levels since Monday. Lava fountaining at the vent reaches up to 40 m height and the lava flow continues to move slowly towards the coast, from where it was still 3 km distant yesterday evening. ... Read all
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