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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): 3rd eruption in 2017 started this morning

Friday Jul 14, 2017 08:00 AM | BY: T

Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption this morning (image: OVPF webcam)
Piton de la Fournaise's new eruption this morning (image: OVPF webcam)
The volcano began erupting early this morning, making it the third eruption this year (after the ones in January and May).
Following an increase of earthquakes over the past days, an intense seismic crisis started 22:20 local time last night - sign of the magma moving towards the surface. The eruption itself, when the magma reached the surface, began at around 00:50 this morning from a new fissure on the SSW slope of Dolomieu crater near the Chateau Fort cinder cone.
A curtain of lava fountains from the eruptive fissure was active this morning, feeding a lava flow that rapidly traveled several hundred meters downslope.
The Prefecture of Reunion triggered alert 2-2 ("eruption in progress") and as usual closed public access to the Enclos.
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Previous news
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 13 Jul 2017
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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