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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island): eruption pauses again or ends

Friday Aug 16, 2019 07:20 AM | BY: T

The eruption paused again or ended last night at about 22:00 local time, following a period of 6 hours with pulsating gas emissions.
It is impossible to determine whether the latest eruption has now ended or just pauses, something the next days will show.
Previous news
Lava flows from the active vent of Piton de la Fournaise volcano last night (image: OVPF)
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
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. ... [more]
Lava flows from the current eruption of Piton de la Fournaise this morning (image: OVPF)
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
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. ... [more]
Deformation of the summit area of Piton de la Fournaise volcano during yesterday with the interpreted magma movement shown as arrows (image: OVPF)
Monday, Aug 12, 2019
The 4th eruption of the volcano in 2019 started yesterday afternoon, but so far, little details are known. ... [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]

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