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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): short-lived eruption inside Enclos
Thursday May 18, 2017 06:39 AM | BY: T
Tremor amplitude associated with Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption (image: OVPF)
A new eruption (the second in 2017) began at the volcano yesterday afternoon with little precursory signs. The site of the new eruption is a fissure on the NE flank of the Dolomieu central crater inside the Enclos.
Site of the eruption inferred from ground deformation patterns (OVPF)
At 13:40 local time, the observatory recorded the start of a seismic swarm and rapid ground deformation, indicative of magma moving towards the surface. The eruption began at 20:10 with the onset of eruption tremor. Bad weather prevented direct observation.
The tremor signal stopped already 5 hours later, at 01:00 this morning, suggesting that the eruption stopped or paused. Seismic activity related to deeper magma movements continued to be recorded, however.
It remains to be seen if the eruption already ended or whether it re-starts in the near future. Both are not untypical scenarios for Piton de la Fournaise.
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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
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]
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]
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]
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]