Get our newsletter!
Check out the volcano tours offered by Volcano-Adventures!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
23-25 Jul 2017: Indonesia Specials - Java-Komodo-Bali (Indonesia)
30 Jul - 13 Aug 2017: Colors of Iceland: Fire, Earth, Ice and Water - Iceland
5-18 Aug 2017: Volcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon - Halmahera (Indonesia)
5-20 Sep 2017: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
16-23 Sep 2017: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island, Greece
20-24(25) Sep 2017: Sinabung Volcano Special - Sumatra (Indonesia)
23-28 Sep 2017: Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos - Milos Island (Greece)
1-16 Oct 2017: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
13-27 Oct 2017: Volcanoes of Italy - the Grand Tour - Southern Italy
16-19 Oct 2017: Indonesia Specials - Java-Komodo-Bali (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
Watch Piton de la Fournaise live
piton-webcams.jpg
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)
Piton de la Fournaise webcams / live data
Piton de la Fournaise volcano books | Tours
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)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
Last earthquakes nearby
Latest satellite images
 

Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION STARTED AT 2115Z OBS VA DTG: 13/2100Z

Thursday Jul 13, 2017 21:45 PM |

Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 13 Jul 2017
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 13 Jul 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 21:40 UTC, 13/07/17 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170713/2140Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: PITON DE LA FOURNAISE 233020
PSN: S2114 E05542
AREA: FRANCE
SUMMIT ELEV: 2632M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/03
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION STARTED AT 2115Z
OBS VA DTG: 13/2100Z
OBS VA CLD: NO VA INDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL050
120/05KT FL100 280/15KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/0300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 14/0900Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 14/1500Z NO VA EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH.SMALL EFFUSIVE ERUPTION WITHOUT ASH
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
=



Previous news
Distance variations at Piton de la Fournaise volcano showing inflation (Image: OVPF / IPGP)
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The unrest at the volcano continues - a new eruption could occur with little warning. ... [more]
Earthquakes under Piton de la Fournaise during 04:00 and 17:30 on 18 May 2017 (OVPF)
Friday, May 19, 2017
A helicopter overfly yesterday evening confirmed that the reported short-lived eruption did actually not take place: no fresh lava could be seen at the supposed site of the eruption. ... [more]
Tremor amplitude associated with Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption (image: OVPF)
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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. ... [more]
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]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.