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Volcano news: Indian Ocean

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 18:47
Tremor signal during the latest eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
The eruption which had started early on 11 June ended today around noon. It had thus lasted only little more than two days, one of the volcano's typical brief but (at least in the beginning) intense eruptions.
Wed, 12 Jun 2019, 08:12
Photo of one of the eruptive fissures at 15:30 on 11 June (image © OVPF-IPGP)
A new eruption started at the volcano yesterday morning. At least 4 eruptive fissures with lava fountaining opened on the SSE slope of the Dolomieu crater at around 06:35 local time. ...more [read all]
Tue, 11 Jun 2019, 03:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 09:00
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 3000 ft (900 m) altitude or flight level 030 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction. ...more [read all]
Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 11:45
Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on 14 Mar 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 4000 ft (1200 m) altitude or flight level 040 and is moving at 5 kts in SW direction. ...more [read all]
Tue, 12 Mar 2019, 19:40
Webcam image from yesterday showing the still-incandescent new lava flows. Credit: OVPF.
The eruption suddenly stopped on Sunday following a brief period of intense eruptive activity (apparently related to the unexpected opening of the new fissure as previously reported). The monitoring observatory has said there is no sign of renewal of activity, and that such dramatic terminations of eruptions are common.
Thu, 7 Mar 2019, 16:30
The new eruptive fissure at Piton de la Fournaise volcano seen on 6 Mar 2019 morning (image: 06 mars 2019 au matin. (© Corail hélicoptère /via OVPF))
The eruption of the volcano continues and provides surprises: a new fissure opened sometime during 5 March upstream of the previous eruptive site, on the northwestern flank of Piton Madoré at an elevation of approx. 1800 m. ...more [read all]
Thu, 7 Mar 2019, 11:15
Satellite image of Barren Island volcano on 7 Mar 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 4000 ft (1200 m) altitude or flight level 040 . ...more [read all]
Mon, 4 Mar 2019, 07:55
View of the lava flow from Piton de la Fournaise on 24 Feb (image courtesy: Christophe de Charette / Fournaise.info / facebook)
The eruption at the volcano is continuing with no signs of ending soon. Since a few days, the so-far only modest, but stable lava effusion rate has increased. Two more effusive vents opened up downhill on the eruptive fissure and there are now 3 lava flows slowly descending the slope of the Grand Brûlé ("Great Burn"). ...more [read all]
Wed, 27 Feb 2019, 16:21
Santinel-2 image from 27 Feb 2019 showing erupting Barren Island
The volcano remains active as a satellite image from earlier today shows. A small ash plume can be seen which suggests that the volcano is in a phase of intermittent small strombolian-type explosions. ...more

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