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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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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)
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Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:

Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island) activity update: first eruption in 2020

Tuesday Feb 11, 2020 07:51 AM | BY: MARTIN

Lava flows on the eastern flank (image: OVPF)
Lava flows on the eastern flank (image: OVPF)
Location of the eruptive cracks and flows (image: OVPF)
Location of the eruptive cracks and flows (image: OVPF)
Aerial shot in thermal imaging of the eruptive site (image: OVPF)
Aerial shot in thermal imaging of the eruptive site (image: OVPF)
The volcanic tremor recorded by the seismic station(image: OVPF)
The volcanic tremor recorded by the seismic station(image: OVPF)
The eruption that started on 10 Febraury at 10:50 local time continues.
The seismic station records 210 volcano-tectonic earthquakes under the summit area. The intensity of the volcanic tremor gradually decreases since the opening of the eruptive cracks.
During the overflight at 13:00 - 13:30 local time OVPF recorded that the lava fountains on the E flank remain active. Material is ejected to an approximate height of 10 meters. Several cracks opened on the eastern flank of the terminal cone between the upper part of the terminal cone and 2000 m above sea level. All of these cracks extend over a distance of approximately 1 km.
Lava flows continue to be active on the eastern flank of the volcano that reached 1,700 m altitude at 13:15 local time. The flow front was less than 150 m from the break of the large slopes.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 7 October 2020
Previous news
Piton de la Fournaise volcano this morning (image: OVPF)
Monday, Feb 10, 2020
OVPF reported that seismic crisis started at 10:27 local time. The volcanic tremor associated with the arrival of magma near the surface was recorded at 10:50 local time. The magma on the eastern flank of the volcano remain active. ... [more]
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]

 

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