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Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): third eruption of 2015 already ended

Monday Aug 03, 2015 09:34 AM | BY: T

Eruptive fissure of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (image: Paul Dérand)
Eruptive fissure of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (image: Paul Dérand)
Lava flows of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (image: Paul Dérand)
Lava flows of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (image: Paul Dérand)
Lava fountain from main vent (image: Paul Dérand)
Lava fountain from main vent (image: Paul Dérand)
Eruptive fissure (image: Paul Dérand)
Eruptive fissure (image: Paul Dérand)
After less than 3 days, the eruption already ended Sunday morning. The volcano observatory reported that tremor and lava effusion ceased abruptly at 11:15. However, a new eruptive phase in the near future cannot be ruled out.
The access to the Enclos remains closed.
Attached is a series of photos, taken on the first evening of the eruption by local resident Paul Dérand (thank you!).
You can find more in the image pool.
Previous news
The new eruptive fissure at Piton de la Fournaise (image: Guillaume Cazarré / clicanoo)
Friday, Jul 31, 2015
The expected new eruption, the third in 2015, started this morning at 09.20 local time. ... [more]
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015
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. ... [more]
Monday, Jul 06, 2015
A new eruption could be underway at the volcano, the Volcano Observatory reported. Today, it recorded a seismic swarm of shallow earthquakes located under the summit of Dolomieu crater that started at noon. ... [more]
Tremor during the eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (OVPF)
Monday, Jun 01, 2015
The most recent eruption (the second in 2015) ended during the evening of 30 May. ... [more]
Piton de la Fournaise's lava flow on 21 May (photo: Fabrice Juigner / facebook)
Friday, May 22, 2015
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. [more]

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