Friday, October 01, 2010

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Reunion - John Seach

High levels of seismicity continues at Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Reunion. On 29th September 33 earthquakes were measured. The magnitude of the largest earthquake was 1.7 (not felt by the population). A significant number of landslides have occurred at Dolomieu crater (33/day) with an average volume significantly higher compared to previous days. Inflation of the edifice of Piton de la Fournaise has occurred particularly its eastern portion. An increase in summit crater fumaroles has been observed.
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