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, 12:1912:19 PM | BY: MARTIN
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.
Eruption is stopped and no longer lava flow on the volcano (image: OVPF)
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
Fri, 25 Oct 2019, 20:23
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, 25 Oct 2019, 12:00
Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VOLCANIC ERUPTION STARTED AT 1030Z OBS VA DTG: 25/1100Z
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
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
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island): eruption continues, lava flows only 2 km from coastal road
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