Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion : resumption of the inflation of the volcano.

Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion : resumption of the inflation of the volcano.

The observatory of the volcano Piton de la Fournaise record from Saturday, October 31 the end of the third phase effusive, which began Thursday, October 29, which led to the passage of the alert level 2-2 ORSEC specific device.
However, the eruptive crisis started on August 24, 2015 continues. Indeed, the observatory of the volcano Piton de la Fournaise (OVPF) records a deep seismicity, a resumption of the inflation of the volcano and an increase in deep gas flow reflecting a new pressurizing of the Piton. These signals recorded by the OVPF are comparable to the data collected during the previous two inter-effusive phases (from October 18 to 22 and 25 to 29 October).

Under these conditions, the Prefect of La Réunion decided the transition phase of the SAFEGUARD ORSEC specific device of the Volcano Piton de la Fournaise, effective at 15:00 this Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
A recovery in the effusive activity is not excluded in the days or weeks ahead.
Consequently, the prohibition of access to the top of the Enclos and landing of helicopter in the area of the volcano remain in force until further notice. «

At present, no more lava flow and no lava fountain activity or strombolian explosion is visible at the vent newly appointed Piton Kalla and Pele.

Today Tuesday, November 3 early in the afternoon, the weather on site remain good, and the Piton Kalla and Pele remains observable from the path leading to the Piton Bert.

November 04, 2015 .Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion :

Source : OVPF

Photo : Fournaise info

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