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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)
Typical eruption style:
Effusive
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: A NEW ERUPTION STARTED AT 0650Z WITHOUT ASH CLOUD PRODUCTION

Monday Feb 10, 2020 08:00 AM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 07:53 UTC, 10/02/20 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 202002100745Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: PITON DE LA FOURNAISE 233020
PSN: S2114 E05542
AREA: INDIAN OCEAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 2632M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/01
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: A NEW ERUPTION STARTED AT 0650Z WITHOUT ASH CLOUD
PRODUCTION
OBS VA DTG: 10/0745Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT DETECTABLE ON SAT IMAGERY IN SPITE OF GOOD
VISIBILITY WIND SFC/FL180 140/25KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 10/1345Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 10/1945Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 11/0145Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NO ASH EMISSION
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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Previous news
Dolomieu crater today (image: OVPF)
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020
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. ... [more]
Eruption is stopped and no longer lava flow on the volcano (image: OVPF)
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019
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. ... [more]
Lava flow of Piton de la Fournaise's current eruption (image: PGHM / OVPF)
Friday, Oct 25, 2019
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. ... [more]
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]

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