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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, June, July, Aug, Oct), 2020 (Feb)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island): eruption pauses and resumes

Thu, 15 Aug 2019, 16:25
16:25 PM | BY: T
Lava flows from the active vent of Piton de la Fournaise volcano last night (image: OVPF)
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)
Tremor amplitude, roughly corresponding to lava output rate (image: OVPF)
Seismic spectrum showing the pause in the eruption (absence of tremor) (image: OVPF)
Seismic spectrum showing the pause in the eruption (absence of tremor) (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.
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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Previous news
Tue, 13 Aug 2019, 17:21
Lava flows from the current eruption of Piton de la Fournaise this morning (image: OVPF)
The eruption on the volcano continues into its 3rd day. Differently from the last short-lived last July, it seems this time it is well-fed and much more intense: lava flows have already reached considerable distance and were only about 2 km away from the coastal road when volcanologists from the observatory (OVPF) could undertake an aerial survey earlier today. ... read all
Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 05:58
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. ... read all
Tue, 30 Jul 2019, 14:47
Tremor during Piton de la Fournaise's short-lived latest eruption (image: OVPF)
The 3rd eruption of the volcano this year already paused or maybe ended after a bit more than 16 hours of activity. ... read all

 

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