Piton de la Fournaise , La Réunion : The eruption continues and remains visible.

Piton de la Fournaise , La Réunion : The eruption continues and remains visible.

The point yesterday to 20 h.

The weather that day was very bad, it should be better tomorrow, Thursday.
The eruption continues and remains visible.

This activity was more moderate, despite a rapid decline in the intensity of the tremor from day one. Only a crack, 100 m long is active at present. In its upstream point, a small cone was built to 140 meters east of the sign installed by the ONF to locate the crater Rivals. Rhythmic projections escape from the cone under construction. Further downstream, three fountains also continue to operate.

The eruption that began Monday night on the southwest flank of Piton de la Fournaise continues, now stabilized, said the volcano observatory. But yesterday until late afternoon, the Enclos of the volcano remained drowned in the fog, preventing any operation of scientists, with rain all morning especially. What also discourage backpackers who wanted to go towards the Piton de Bert, along the Enclos wall. And the weather forecast for Thursday ahead still grim.

The show has much abated since the end of the night from Monday to Tuesday. Nevertheless, on the cameras of the volcano observatory, an eruptive mouth could be seen last night still active and flows which extended hundreds of meters at least.

The flow of lava was divided by three to twelve hours after onset of the eruption from 30 to 10 cubic meters per second. An important degassing was also observed, detectable up over the southern slopes of the island. Sulfur dioxide plume covered virtually all the Enclos on Tuesday afternoon.

August 27 , 2015. Piton de la Fournaise , La Réunion :

Source : Fournaise info, Clicanoo.

Photos : Clicanoo.

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