Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island): eruption pauses and resumes
Thu, 15 Aug 2019, 16:2516:25 PM | BY: T
Lava flows from the active vent of Piton de la Fournaise volcano last night (image: OVPF)
Tremor amplitude, roughly corresponding to lava output rate (image: OVPF)
Early this morning, the eruption, which had started on 11 Aug, paused for a bit more than 4 hours and then resumed again at 08:30 local time.
Seismic spectrum showing the pause in the eruption (absence of tremor) (image: OVPF)
Eruptive activity remained at the second (lower) fissure at approx. 1500 m altitude, but the output rate of magma is now low.
Last evening, lava emission was taking place from two points on the fissure, feeding multiple lava flow branches that merged after approx. 500 m. Due to the comparably low emission rate, the flow front at between 600 and 650 m altitude had not progressed much and remained at approx. 2 km distance from the road.
Unless the intensity of the eruption increases significantly again, it is unlikely to pose a thread to the road infrastructure at this moment.
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