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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): eruption continues, strongly fluctuating tremor levels
Friday Aug 18, 2017 10:55 AM | BY: T
View of the eruption site at Piton de la Fournaise this afternoon
Tremor intensity during the past weeks with strong fluctuatations recently (image: OVPF / IPGP)
The eruption continues with little changes over the past weeks and remains dominantly effusive: lava continues to erupt from the 14 July fissure feeding a growing lava field.
After a quieter period, occasional spattering and strombolian explosions have been again visible from the main vent where a new cinder cone has been built.
Following a period of gradual decrease in intensity, the observatory measured increasing tremor since 10 Aug, with strong fluctuations in the past days. This observation could suggest increasing instability of the feeding system, with more irregular supply rates and occasional bursts, that also explain the newly observed explosive activity at the cone.
The active lava flow fronts have reached over 2 km distance to the SE of the vent, near the Gros Bénard cinder cone (1972 eruption).
Monday, Jul 31, 2017
The eruption which had begun on 14 July, celebrating France's National Day, continues with little changes during the past week. ...
Friday, Jul 14, 2017
The volcano began erupting early this morning, making it the third eruption this year (after the ones in January and May). ... [more]
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The unrest at the volcano continues - a new eruption could occur with little warning. ... [more]
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. ...
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