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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 news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VOLCANIC ERUPTION STARTED AT 1030Z OBS VA DTG: 25/1100Z

Friday Oct 25, 2019 12:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 25 Oct 2019
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 25 Oct 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 11:54 UTC, 25/10/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191025/1140Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: PITON DE LA FOURNAISE 233020
PSN: S2114 E05542
AREA: INDIAN OCEAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 2632M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/06
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VOLCANIC ERUPTION STARTED AT 1030Z
OBS VA DTG: 25/1100Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY IN SPITE OF GOOD
VISIBILITY WIND FL080 215/05KT.
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 25/1700Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 25/2300Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 26/0500Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NO OR MINOR ASH EMISSION.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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Previous news
Friday, Aug 16, 2019
The eruption paused again or ended last night at about 22:00 local time, following a period of 6 hours with pulsating gas emissions. ... [more]
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]

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