Lava fountains at the beginning of Piton de la Fournaise's 2006 eruption when the active fissure dissected also the crater wall (30 Aug. 2006) (Photo: SBCabusson)
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View onto a part of the crater floor inundated by the new lava (31 Aug 2006)
The eruption at night (1 Sept)
Lava fountains at the beginning of the eruption when the active fissure dissected also the crater wall (30 Aug. 2006)
The last active cone (1st of Sept)
Night view of the lava fountain (a large collapsed piece of the cone is engulfed in the lava flow).
Photos: Stéphanie Barde Cabusson
Stéphanie from the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans in Clermont-Ferrand kindly sent us some photos showing the very first exciting moments of life of the new cone that has been growing in the latest eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano. Our colleague and friend Anthony Finizola is shown at work testing new fire-proof equipment in order to sample fresh lava from the ongoing eruption.