Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): third eruption in 2015
Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 10:5210:52 AM | BY: T
The expected new eruption, the third in 2015, started this morning at 09.20 local time.
The new eruptive fissure at Piton de la Fournaise (image: Guillaume Cazarré / clicanoo)
The eruptive fissure vent is located NE from Piton Kapor and extending towards Nez Coupé de Ste Rose. It feeds a curtain of lava fountains with associated lava flows. Access to the Enclos has been closed.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Les photos de l'éruption : L'homme qui a vu péter le volcan (first photos of the eruption by Guillaume Cazarré / clicanoo)
Thu, 30 Jul 2015, 10:11
A new eruption might be under way at the volcano. Since last weekend, seismic activity from a source at 1-2 km depth beneath Dolomieu crater has been increasing. In addition, increased degassing and inflation of the Dolomieu crater have been detected, both likely signs of a new magma intrusion at shallow depth. ... Read all
Wed, 29 Jul 2015, 06:00
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (Reunion Island, France) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 July-4 August 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)
OVPDLF reported that a sharp increase in seismicity at Piton de la Fournaise, increased gas emissions, and deformation recorded on 30 July prompted an Alert Level increase and an evacuation. A fissure eruption began the next day at 0920, preceded by 90 minutes of high seismicity and 80 minutes of major deformation; it was confirmed by a hiker and then by observation of a gas plume. A 1-km-long fissure opened in the NE part of the l'Enclos Fouqué caldera and produced dozens of lava fountains. ... Read all