Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
piton-webcams.jpg
Watch Piton de la Fournaise live
Piton de la Fournaise volcano
Shield volcano 2631 m (8,632 ft)
La Réunion, -21.24°S / 55.71°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
Piton de la Fournaise webcams / live data | Reports
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), 2018 (Apr, 2x), 2018 (Sep), 2019 (Feb, June, July, Aug)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
Last earthquakes nearby
Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: STARTED AT 0040Z, ON GOING OBS VA DTG: 15/0300Z

Saturday Sep 15, 2018 03:45 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 03:36 UTC, 15/09/18 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180915/0313Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: PITON DE LA FOURNAISE 233020
PSN: S2114 E05542
AREA: INDIAN OCEAN [WESTERN]
SUMMIT ELEV: 2632M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/03
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: STARTED AT 0040Z, ON GOING
OBS VA DTG: 15/0300Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SAT DATA WIND FL100 140/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/0900Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/1500Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/2100Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NO OR MINOR EMISSION
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
=



Previous news
Map of the lava flows on Piton de la Fournaise volcano this morning (image: OVPF)
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018
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. ... [more]
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]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.