Piton de la Fournaise volcano news & updates:
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)
The eruption that started on 10 Febraury at 10:50 local time continues.
Location of the eruptive cracks and flows (image: OVPF)
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
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
The eruption that started on 10 Febraury at 10:50 local time continues. ... [more]
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island) activity update: the beginning of the first eruption this year
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]
Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: A NEW ERUPTION STARTED AT 0650Z WITHOUT ASH CLOUD PRODUCTION
Monday, Feb 10, 2020
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]
Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island) activity update: eruptive activity since 25 October 2019 stopped
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]