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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)
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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)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VOLCANIC ERUPTION IS UNDERWAY WITH NO OR MINOR ASH EMISSION

Sunday Sep 11, 2016 07:00 AM |

Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 11 Sep 2016
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 11 Sep 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 06:55 UTC, 11/09/16 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160911/0600Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: PITON DE LA FOURNAISE 233020
PSN: S2114 E05543
AREA: FRANCE
SUMMIT ELEV: 2632M
ADVISORY NR: 2016/02
INFO SOURCE: VONA FROM OVFP
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VOLCANIC ERUPTION IS UNDERWAY WITH NO OR MINOR ASH
EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 11/0600Z
OBS VA CLD: NO ASH REPORTED. WINDS FL050 120/10KT FL100 115/15KT
FL180 120/15KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 11/1200Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 11/1800Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 12/0000Z NO VA EXP
RMK: S02 DEGAZING. T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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Previous news
Number of earthquakes under Piton de la Fournaise volcano over the past weeks(OVPF)
Friday, Jul 29, 2016
Signs that a new eruption of the volcano in the near future could be in the making have been increasing. In a bulletin yesterday, the volcano observatory (OVPF) reported elevated seismic activity, deformation and gas emissions that are consistent with the rise of magma to shallow depths. ... [more]
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016
The volcano is showing signs of unrest that could be (but not necessarily) precursors of a new eruption. Since the beginning of the month, shallow (0-2 km depth) volcanic earthquakes of rock-fracturing type under the Dolomieu crater (the main vent of the volcano) have been more frequent, probably caused by a new magma intrusion. ... [more]
Lava fountains from Piton de la Fournaise's eruption yesterday (image: Imaz Press)
Friday, May 27, 2016
The first eruption of the volcano in 2016 seems to have ended already - or at least paused - after little more than 24 hours. The volcano observatory reported that eruption tremor and other signs of ongoing activity stopped at 11:40 this morning. ... [more]
Thursday, May 26, 2016
A new eruption - the first in 2016 - started at the volcano this morning, around 08:05 local time when the volcano observatory registered a strong tremor signal, typical for the onset of Piton de la Fournaise's fissure eruptions. ... [more]
Map of the Enclos of Piton de la Fournaise and the exclusion zone (image: Prefecture of La Réunion)
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
The alert level of the volcano was lowered today as no more eruptive activity occurred since the last phase of the latest eruption ended more than two weeks ago. ... [more]

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