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Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island): 4th eruption in 2019 started

Monday Aug 12, 2019 05:58 AM | BY: T

Deformation of the summit area of Piton de la Fournaise volcano during yesterday with the interpreted magma movement shown as arrows (image: OVPF)
Deformation of the summit area of Piton de la Fournaise volcano during yesterday with the interpreted magma movement shown as arrows (image: OVPF)
The 4th eruption of the volcano in 2019 started yesterday afternoon, but so far, little details are known.
A seismic crisis began at 07:00 (local time) yesterday, followed by increasing deformation that showed that magma underground was migrating from an area beneath the southeastern rim of Dolomieu crater towards the east and SSE flank.
From 16:20, volcanic tremor started, indicating magma having arrived at the surface of very close to it. The eruption could initially not be observed directly due to bad weather conditions.
The Enclos Fouqué area has been closed by the authorities.
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Previous news
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 11 Aug 2019
Sunday, Aug 11, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tremor during Piton de la Fournaise's short-lived latest eruption (image: OVPF)
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
The 3rd eruption of the volcano this year already paused or maybe ended after a bit more than 16 hours of activity. ... [more]
Monday, Jul 29, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tremor signal during the latest eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
Thursday, Jun 13, 2019
The eruption which had started early on 11 June ended today around noon. It had thus lasted only little more than two days, one of the volcano's typical brief but (at least in the beginning) intense eruptions. [more]
Photo of one of the eruptive fissures at 15:30 on 11 June (image © OVPF-IPGP)
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019
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. ... [more]

 

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