Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption continues

Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 07:08
07:08 AM | BY: T
The eruption that began last Monday continues. Lava output is much lower now (approx 10 cubic meters / second) than in the beginning (30 cu m/s), but more or less stable.
Bad weather during the past two days prevented more detailed observations. A heavy cloud of volcanic vog (SO2 droplets) encompasses most of the Enclos and parts of the southern La Réunion island.

Previous news

Wed, 26 Aug 2015, 06:00
OVPDLF reported that the eruption at Piton de la Fournaise fluctuated during 26-27 August, causing variations in the height of the lava fountains and emissions. One vent remained active, and lava flows from that vent traveled at least as far as 3.5 km. At daybreak on 28 August a small plume rose 400 m and drifted S; inclement weather prevented views during most of the day. ... Read all
Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 15:27
Tremor amplitude of Piton de la Fournaise during the first 12 hours of the eruption (OVPF)
The eruption that started yesterday continues, but only one of several fissures (east of the Rivals crater), that opened last night remains active over a length of 100 m. A small cone has been built at its upper end, approx. 140 m east of Rivals crater. Strombolian activity occurs from this vent, while 3 other vents lower on the fissure continue to produce lava fountains and feed a lava flow that slowly advances towards the Grandes Pentes. ... Read all
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