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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: restless (2 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 news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): eruption continues

Tuesday Oct 02, 2018 08:52 AM | BY: T

VIew of the eruption of Piton de la Fournaise today (OVPF webcam)
VIew of the eruption of Piton de la Fournaise today (OVPF webcam)
Lava flow map as of 29 Sep 2018 deduced from InSAR data (© LMV/OPGC - OVPF - IPGP)
Lava flow map as of 29 Sep 2018 deduced from InSAR data (© LMV/OPGC - OVPF - IPGP)
The eruption that had started on 15 Sep continues from the vent on the southwestern flank of Dolomieu crater.
Lava effusion is stable, but comparably weak, and continues to feed a slowly growing lava flow field, about 1.5 km wide and extending approx. 3-5 km to the south and southeast. Gas gas emissions are also relatively weak compared to other eruptions of the volcano, the observatory (OVPF) reported this morning.
Previous news
Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

 

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