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Piton de la Fournaise volcano
Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Piton de la Fournaise volcano eruptions:
1900, 1901, 1901, 1902, 1903(?), 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908(?), 1909, 1910, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1924, 1924, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933-34, 1935(?), 1936, 1937, 1938, 1938-39, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947(?), 1948, 1948(?), 1950, 1951(?), 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955-57, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1964-65, 1966, 1972, 1973, 1973, 1975-76, 1976, 1977, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983-84, 1985-88, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000 (Feb-March), 2001 (March-April), 2001 (June-July), 2002 (Jan.), 2002 (Nov-Dec), 2003 (May) - 2004 (Jan), 2004 (May), 2004 (Aug-Oct), 2005 (Feb-March), 2005 (Oct), 2005 (Nov), 2005 (Dec)-2006 (Jan), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Oct), 2010 (Dec), 2014 (June), 2015 (Feb), 2015 (May), 2015 (Aug-Oct), 2016 (May, Sep), 2017 (Jan-Mar), 2018 (Apr, 2x), 2018 (Sep), 2019 (Feb, June, July, Aug, Oct), 2020 (Feb), 2020 (Dec)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive

Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): 4th eruption of 2015 started today

Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 15:48
15:48 PM | BY: T
Lava fountain and lava flow from the new eruption of Piton de la Fournaise today
Lava fountain and lava flow from the new eruption of Piton de la Fournaise today
A new eruption started at the volcano this evening. Following a brief seismic crisis that triggered an eruption alarm, an eruptive fissure opened south of Dolomieu crater at 18:50 local time.
It is producing impressive lava fountains and a branching lava flow, which can be seen on the webcam of OVPF.
The prefecture of Reunion triggered the highest volcanic alert and closed public access to the Enclos,- only shortly after the limitations in place since the last eruption had partially been lifted...
The eruption is already the fourth in 2015 and follows the previous one (which lasted less than 3 days) after a pause of only 3 weeks; it might be fed by the same shallow magma reservoir. Until an eruption lasts long enough to significantly drain the volcano's shallow magma supply, a series of frequent, but short-lived eruptions can be expected from Piton de la Fournaise.
Previous news
Mon, 3 Aug 2015, 09:34
Eruptive fissure of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (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. ... read all
Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 10:52
The new eruptive fissure at Piton de la Fournaise (image: Guillaume Cazarré / clicanoo)
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
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. ... read all

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