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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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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 (La Réunion): second eruption in 2016 ends

Monday Sep 19, 2016 12:05 PM | BY: T

Eruptive tremor at Piton de la Fournaise showing the sudden end (image: OVPF)
Eruptive tremor at Piton de la Fournaise showing the sudden end (image: OVPF)
The eruption stopped (very) suddenly on the morning of 18 September at 04:18 (local time). It is interesting that the abrupt end followed an increase in eruptive tremor, indicating a rise in magma supply.
Whether it is a pause or a true end of the eruption remains open. Civil protection maintains "Vigilance alert" and access to the Enclose remains restricted for now.
Previous news
Lava fountain and flow from Piton de la Fournaise's current eruption tonight
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
The spectacular fissure eruption which had started on 11 Sep continues without signs of weakening. Over the past days, lava fountaining activity shifted from originally 4 or more active vents along the fissure to the northernmost vent where a cinder cone is forming and the main lava flow is emerging. ... [more]
View of Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption (OVPF webcam)
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016
A new eruption has begun at the volcano this morning. An eruptive fissure opened on the upper north side of Dolomieu, generating a curtain of lava fountains along the fissure feeding several lava flows directed north and northwest. ... [more]
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 11 Sep 2016
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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