Saturday, October 30, 2010

Piton de la Fournaise Volcano, Reunion - John Seach

Renewed activity occurred at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion on Wednesday 27th October. Seismic activity increased sharply at 14:30 hours, which was four times the intensity of the preceding days. Volcano-tectonic earthquakes were recorded, which indicated new magma injection into the system. This was followed by new eruptions from a cone on the southeast flank of the volcano, and a lava flows at its base. A significant increase in tremor and new eruptive activity may suggest the beginning of a second eruptive phase at the volcano beginning on 27th October.
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