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Ile de la Réunion

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Piton de la Fournaise

One of the world's most active volcanoes

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A basaltic shield volcano, Piton de la Fournaise, forms the SE half of Réunion Island, 800 km E of Madagascar. It has been one of the most active oceanic volcanoes, with more than 100 eruptions in the last 300 years and there have been between two and four eruptions annually since 1998. Much of its more than 530,000 year history overlapped with eruptions of the deeply dissected Piton des Neiges shield volcano to the NW. Three calderas formed at about 250,000, 65,000, and less than 5,000 years ago by progressive eastward slumping of the volcano. Numerous pyroclastic cones dot the floor of the calderas and their outer flanks.

Webcams and map of the volcano - Piton de la Fournaise


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Latest eruption video :

Eruption started 14/10/10 19:10 local time - source youtube

Eruption started 02/01/10 - source youtube

Eruption 14th December 2009 - time lapse film from webcam (ovpf)


Eruption 2008 à la Réunion
by zoizos

Eruption 2007 :

Eruption 2007

Eruption of the century

For images and a full report see here.

 

Eruption 2006