Piton de la Fournaise erupts again after four years, Reunion Island

Piton de la Fournaise volcano located in Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, erupted late on June 20, 2014, after almost 4 years of sleep. The eruption occurred at 21:35 UTC (01:35 local time on June 21, 2014) from the southeastern side of its main summit crater.The eruption had 10 days of precursory signs with higher gas emission and seismicity, along with a recent red glow in the area.Volcano Observatory of Piton de la Fournaise said the tremor has subsided by noon, but the activity continued.Video courtesy of Linfo.reLast eruption of Piton de la Fournaise occurred in 2010: “on December 9, 2010, OVPDLF reported that a seismic crisis at Piton de la Fournaise was followed by inflation of the entire summit region. Many small landslides occurred in Dolomieu crater. Later that day la… »

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