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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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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) - ongoing
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion, France): eruption continues, slight increase in intensity

Monday Mar 04, 2019 07:55 AM | BY: T

View of the lava flow from Piton de la Fournaise on 24 Feb (image courtesy: Christophe de Charette / Fournaise.info / facebook)
View of the lava flow from Piton de la Fournaise on 24 Feb (image courtesy: Christophe de Charette / Fournaise.info / facebook)
Eruption tremor during the past weeks (image: OVPF)
Eruption tremor during the past weeks (image: OVPF)
The eruption at the volcano is continuing with no signs of ending soon. Since a few days, the so-far only modest, but stable lava effusion rate has increased. Two more effusive vents opened up downhill on the eruptive fissure and there are now 3 lava flows slowly descending the slope of the Grand Brûlé ("Great Burn").
Despite this, the effusion rate, estimated at around 1-10 cubic meters per second, is still comparatively low and hence, the eruption is unlikely to affect the coastal area, even though the lava flows are directed towards there.
The advance has been about 300 m in 5 days as of yesterday. At this rate, it would take almost 3 months to reach the coast.
Whether it will eventually reach and cut the coastal road and/or enter the sea remains speculative, and will largely depend on the further evolution of the eruption.
Previous news
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 19 Feb 2019
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
View of Piton de la Fournaise volcano crater this morning (image: OVPF)
Monday, Feb 18, 2019
A new eruption has begun at the volcano this morning. At 09:48, the volcano observatory recorded the onset of typical eruption tremor and announced the eruption which seems to take place from new fissures on the NNE flank of Dolomieu crater in the central part of the Enclos. ... [more]
Monday, Feb 18, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 01, 2018
The recent eruption halted early this morning after about 6 weeks. The activity had been slowly declining and was at a minimal level. [more]
VIew of the eruption of Piton de la Fournaise today (OVPF webcam)
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018
The eruption that had started on 15 Sep continues from the vent on the southwestern flank of Dolomieu crater. ... [more]

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