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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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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)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

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

Thursday Aug 27, 2015 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
Tremor amplitude of Piton de la Fournaise during the first 12 hours of the eruption (OVPF)
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
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. ... [more]
Lava fountain and lava flow from the new eruption of Piton de la Fournaise today
Monday, Aug 24, 2015
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. ... [more]
Eruptive fissure of Piton de la Fournaise on 31 July (image: Paul Dérand)
Monday, Aug 03, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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