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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) activity update: eruptive activity since 25 October 2019 stopped

Tue, 29 Oct 2019, 12:19
12:19 PM | BY: MARTIN
Eruption is stopped and no longer lava flow on the volcano (image: OVPF)
Eruption is stopped and no longer lava flow on the volcano (image: OVPF)
The eruptive activity that began on 25 October 2019 at Piton de la Fournaise at 14:40 local time stopped on 27 October 2019 at 16:30 local time, after a phase of activity in "gas piston" of about 1 hour.
Since the end of this phase of activity, two surface volcano-tectonic earthquakes have been recorded. No earthquakes were recorded in the area of ​​the eruption.
Since the end of the eruption the SO2 values ​​have returned to normal and the CO2 flows remain low in the upper part of the Furnace and go up in the distant sector.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 28 October 2019
Previous news
Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 20:23
Lava flow of Piton de la Fournaise's current eruption (image: PGHM / OVPF)
A new eruption, the 5th in 2019 so far, started today at 14:40, following a seismic crisis that had started at 04:15 in the morning, heralding the final ascent of magma to the surface. ... read all
Fri, 16 Aug 2019, 07:20
The eruption paused again or ended last night at about 22:00 local time, following a period of 6 hours with pulsating gas emissions. read all
Thu, 15 Aug 2019, 16:25
Lava flows from the active vent of Piton de la Fournaise volcano last night (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. ... read all
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

 

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