Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): third eruption of 2015 already ended
Mon, 3 Aug 2015, 09:3409:34 AM | BY: T
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 fountain from main vent (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.
Eruptive fissure (image: Paul Dérand)
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.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 10:52
The expected new eruption, the third in 2015, started this morning at 09.20 local time. read all
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
Mon, 6 Jul 2015, 15:59
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. read all
Mon, 1 Jun 2015, 11:05
The most recent eruption (the second in 2015) ended during the evening of 30 May. ... read all
Fri, 22 May 2015, 06:44
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