Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption continues
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.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 07:0807:08 AM | BY: T
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.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 15:27
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
Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 15:48
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. ... read all
Mon, 3 Aug 2015, 09:34
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 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