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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)
Tremor amplitude associated with Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption (image: OVPF)
Site of the eruption inferred from ground deformation patterns (OVPF)
Site of the eruption inferred from ground deformation patterns (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.
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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Previous news
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 17 May 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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