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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: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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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), 2018 (Apr, 2x), 2018 (Sep-ongoing)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): new eruption continues

Sunday Apr 29, 2018 05:15 AM | BY: T

Map of the lava flows on Piton de la Fournaise volcano this morning (image: OVPF)
Map of the lava flows on Piton de la Fournaise volcano this morning (image: OVPF)
Intensity of tremor since the start of the eruption (image: OVPF)
Intensity of tremor since the start of the eruption (image: OVPF)
The eruption that began on 27 April night (at 23h50 local time) continues. Tremor intensity has been declining since the opening of the eruptive fissures near Rival crater on the southern flank of the summit cone of Dolomieu crater inside the Enclos.
As of 16:00 this afternoon (local time), the most advanced lava flow front was at about 300 m distance from the caldera wall (rampart) and had made only slow progress in the day.

The volcano observatory estimates the lava output now at around 3-7 cubic meters per second, while it was 8-15 cu m/s at the beginning of the eruption.
No significant ground deformation has been registered in the past day, but a volcanic-seismic quake occurred under the volcano.
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Previous news
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 27 Apr 2018
Friday, Apr 27, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018
A new eruption has started at the volcano this morning, from a fissure vent on the NE flank of Dolomieu crater inside the Enclos, about 500 m from Nez Coupé de Saite-Rose. ... [more]
Tuesday, Apr 03, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
View of the eruption site at Piton de la Fournaise this afternoon
Friday, Aug 18, 2017
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. ... [more]
The main vent of Piton de la Fournaise's eruption on 30 July 2017 - 09h05 (local time) (image: OVPF / IPGP)
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. ... [more]

 

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