Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption resumes with small strombolian activity

Thu, 22 Oct 2015, 14:13
14:13 PM | BY: T
According to local news, the eruption restarted today after 4 days of quiet. Observers detected minor strombolian activity from a small, 1 m diameter vent at the bottom of the large new cone.
Small explosions every few seconds were seen sending lava bombs to a few tens of meters height, not surpassing the outer crater rim. According to volcano observatory, sporadic pulses of tremor have reappeared this morning since 7am local time.
Whether this is just a weak after-play or the onset of a more significant eruptive phase of the latest eruption remains to be seen.

Previous news

Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 05:40
View of Piton del la Fournaise's eruption site from Piton Bert webcam before and after the eruption (note some cones have almost disappeared under the new lava)
According to the volcano observatory, the effusive phase of the eruption is over (no more activity since the sudden stop of lava effusion on Saturday). A weak tremor signal continued to be recorded this morning, probably related to degassing. Read all
Sun, 18 Oct 2015, 08:36
Images of lava bubbles from the main vent on 12 Oct (OVPF)
After a the eruption had intensified considerably during the past week, tremor suddenly dropped this morning at 08:02 local time and only showed sporadic pulses. The lava effusion seemed to have stopped as well. Aerial surveys this morning showed no more lava inside the vent. ... Read all
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