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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): increased seismic activity

Tuesday Jan 14, 2020 11:23 AM | BY: MARTIN
Dolomieu crater today (image: OVPF)
Dolomieu crater today (image: OVPF)
OVPF reported that the seismic station recorded during 31 December-8 January increased seismic activity under the summit craters. They recorded 112 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
On 12 January between at 22:17 and 22:24 local time was recorded a new seismic activity (41 volcano-tectonic earthquakes).
This seismic events show that magmatic reservoir continues to be pressurize. This pressurization process can last several days to several weeks before the tank roof weakens and breaks what leads to arrive the magma in the summit crater.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 14 January 2020
Previous news
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019
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. ... read all
Friday, Oct 25, 2019
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
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. read all
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
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

 

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