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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 (La Réunion Island) activity update: effusive eruption of the volcano continues

Wednesday Feb 12, 2020 06:46 AM | BY: MARTIN

Incandescence from Piton de la Fournaise volcano taken on 10 February (image: OVPF)
Incandescence from Piton de la Fournaise volcano taken on 10 February (image: OVPF)
Location of the eruptive cracks and flows (image: OVPF)
Location of the eruptive cracks and flows (image: OVPF)
The eruption that started on 10 Febraury at 10:50 local time continues.
The volcanic tremor has been relatively stable over the past 24 hours. The seismic station records elevated tremor at 03:00 local time associated with the arrival of heavy rain and storm.
A precise mapping of the lava flow on 10 February from satellite data shows a greater extension of the flows than previously estimated, with a lava field on the upper part of the terminal cone and an arm of flow which flowed towards the south.
The most upstream and most southerly flows were certainly only active during the first hours of the eruption. Lava flows continue to be active on the eastern flank that reached 1,400 m altitude.
OVPF reported that the highest cracks in altitude opened in the same sector as the cracks of the eruptions on 18 February and 11 June 2019.
This localization shows that the dike which fed this eruption has taken up in depth a "path" already opened during previous eruptions, explaining the speed that the magma took to reach the surface.
Source: Observatoire volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise volcano activity update 12 February 2020
Previous news
Lava flows on the eastern flank (image: OVPF)
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
The eruption that started on 10 Febraury at 10:50 local time continues. ... [more]
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]

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