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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island): new eruption since 11 June 2019
Wednesday Jun 12, 2019 08:12 AM | BY: T
Photo of one of the eruptive fissures at 15:30 on 11 June (image © OVPF-IPGP)
Thermal image of the several fissure (image © OVPF-IPGP)
A new eruption started at the volcano yesterday morning. At least 4 eruptive fissures with lava fountaining opened on the SSE slope of the Dolomieu crater at around 06:35 local time.
Tremor during the first day of the eruption (image © OVPF-IPGP)
A seismic crisis, heralding the rapid advance of magma towards the surface was registered at 06:03 local time, meaning that the eruption gave only about 30 minutes of final warning. However, elevated seismic activity and inflation during the past 2 weeks had preceded the eruption as precursor.
The lava fountains were reported to be initially about 30 m high, but bad weather prohibited detailed observations. Several lava flows began to travel downslope. Already in the afternoon, tremor started to decrease and had descended to one third of its initial value by early evening.
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Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
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Thursday, Mar 07, 2019
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Monday, Mar 04, 2019
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