The eruption is finished, access to the top of the Enclos remains prohibited.
The eruptive phase of the Piton de la Fournaise is complete.
The Volcanological Observatory reported the disappearance of tremor, a sign of the end of the magma supply, so the end of the eruptive phase since yesterday 11:15.
Earlier in the morning, he announced the sharp drop in activity but preferred to remain cautious as geophysical signs were still recorded.
The press of OVPF on Sunday, 08/02 at 11:30.
At 11:15 local (approximately) after several hours of conventional phase intensity variations (called pistons gas), tremor disappeared. The tremor is a geophysical sign of surfacing and / or sub-surface magmatic fluids, stopping this signal shows the end of the magma supply.
Phenomenon: End of tremor
Under these conditions, the Prefect of La Reunion decided the transition phase of the SAFEGUARD ORSEC specific device of the Volcano Piton de la Fournaise, starting at 14:00.
Despite the termination of activity of the geophysical point of view and the food of lava stop, an new eruption is not excluded in the coming days. Consequently, the prohibition of access to the top of the Enclos and the drop from helicopter in the volcano zone remains in effect until further notice.
The prefect also points out that the massif of volcano is a natural, subject to weather changes very fast and sometimes violent. The safety-related recommendations in the mountains are particularly relevant: check the weather, do not leave the marked paths, pay special attention to the individual equipment. The temperature range is important between day and night.
August 03 , 2015. Piton de la Fournaise , La Réunion :
Source : zinfos974.com
Photos : G. Barathieu ,