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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: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: STOMBOLIAN ERUPTION STARTED AT 1610Z OBS VA DTG: 17/1800Z

Wednesday May 17, 2017 18:15 PM |

Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 17 May 2017
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 17 May 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 18:13 UTC, 17/05/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170517/1800Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: PITON DE LA FOURNAISE 233020
PSN: S2114 E05542
AREA: INDIAN OCEAN[WESTERN]
SUMMIT ELEV: 2632M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/02
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: STOMBOLIAN ERUPTION STARTED AT 1610Z
OBS VA DTG: 17/1800Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATAWIND SFC/FL080
120/15KT FL080/140 200/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 18/0000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 18/0600Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 18/1200Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE LOW. VA NOT DETECTABLE DUE TO CLOUD MASK.
EFFUSIVE ERUPTION WITH NO OR MINOR ASH EMISSION IN THE ATMOSPHERE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORY
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Previous news
The new cone built during Piton de la Fournaise's latest eruption seen on 27 Feb 2017 (image: OVPF)
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
The first eruption of the volcano in 2017 ended last Monday. After having been stable for several weeks, tremor started to drop and both lava emission ceased quickly in the morning of 27 Feb at 10:00 local time. ... [more]
Aerial view of the new cinder cone around the vent at Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 10 Feb 2017 (image: OVPF)
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
The eruption continues with little variation. According to the volcano observatory, tremor levels and lava output have remained high and at steady levels since 10 February. ... [more]
Volcanic tremor at Piton de la Fournaise during the past days as of yesterday evening (image: OVPF)
Friday, Feb 10, 2017
The eruption which had begun on 31 Jan still continues and shows no signs of weakening. On the contrary, the measured intensity of volcanic tremor (indicator of surface eruptive intensity) has been rising overall and is a high levels, the volcano observatory reported. ... [more]
Aerial view of the principal vent at Piton de la Fournaise (image: OVPF)
Friday, Feb 03, 2017
The eruption continues with little variation. An aerial survey helped map the new fissure eruption and its lava flows. The vent is located about 750 m south of Château Fort and about 2.3 km to the north-east of Piton de Bert. ... [more]
The new eruption of Piton de la Fournaise seen from above on 1 Feb 2017 (image: Imaz Press Reunion)
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
The volcano began its first eruption in 2017 on the afternoon 31 January, from an eruptive fissure on the south-south-east flank, near the 1948 Chateau-Fort spatter cone. ... [more]

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