Nicolas Villeneuve, director of the Volcano Observatory of Piton de la Fournaise (OVPF) flew over the volcano at dawn this Tuesday, September 8, 2015, equipped with a thermal camera
After 15 days of eruption, the activity is not slowing at Piton de la Fournaise. The flow remains stable but low, at 5m³ per second; the seismicity is stable too.
An overview of the site by OVPF allowed accurate measurements with the thermal camera at the cone and its lava lake, at the lava flow, and the location of lava tunnels. The interpretation of these measurements will enable the software to quantify the gaseous CO2 and SO2, as well as the density of the lava flow.
Clic twice for open - The volcano under the control of volcanologists - Taking field measurements - Doc. France TV / Furnace info
The eruption continues at Nishinoshima / Ogasawara Islands. Images taken by Landsat 8 on september 5th describe the current lava flows.
Other images are expected in September 9.
Source: http://gravireyossy.hatenablog.com/ via Sherine France
In Cotopaxi, the situation remains seemingly identical from the Ecuadorian officials : " alert level remains at yellow; the volcano keeps a qualified high internal activity, and classified as moderate the surface activity. "
The signs for evacuation routes is being actively pursued, and many meetings and evacuation exercises are organized in schools as well as the populations living in villages under threat ... hard to define, from our level, the part of a gradual implementation of preventive measures and that of a gradual rise in tension for a next statement of the alert level.
Sources : Official government Ecuador & Twitter