The eruption started at Piton de La Fournaise on September 15th at 4:25 am local time continues. The intensity of the volcanic tremor (indicator of eruptive intensity on the surface) is always slightly lower.
Gas pistons ("gas flushes" or "tremor puffs") at the eruptive site are always recorded by the OVPF seismometers.
Piton de la Fournaise - Evolution of the RSAM (indicator of the volcanic tremor and the intensity of the eruption) between 04h00 (00h UTC) on September 15th and 14h00 (10h00 UTC) on October 13th on the seismic station FOR, located nearby Castle Fort crater (2000 m altitude on the southeast flank of the terminal cone). (© OVPF / IPGP)
No volcano-tectonic earthquake was recorded during the day of 12 October, nor of the 13th.
Inflation (swelling) of the building is still recorded even though it seems to have slowed down for three days. This inflation reflects the pressurization of a localized source beneath the summit craters (Bory-Dolomieu) at a depth of 1-1.5 km, related to the recharge of the superficial reservoir by deeper magma.
Surface flow rates could not be estimated today because of poor surface flow and cloud cover on site.
Observations made on the evening of October 12th from the observatory's webcams (aiming in particular at the base of the Tremblet's Nez Coupé), during a gap in the cloud cover, showed that the flow front did not seem to have progressed significantly since the last observations of October 08 (before the deterioration of weather conditions on site) and was maintained at the top of the Great Slopes.
Some beautiful images of the lava flows, filmed in the rain on September 30, ... in the absence of photos of the last days due to bad weather.
- OVPF -
Retrouvez l’ensemble des informations relatives à l’activité du Piton de la Fournaise sur les différents médias de l'OVPF-IPGP:
- le site internet (http://www.ipgp.fr/fr/ovpf/actualites-ovpf),
- le compte Twitter (https://twitter.com/obsfournaise?lang=fr),
- et le compte facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ObsVolcanoPitonFournaise/)
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- Video from Ced Northman, whom I thank for sharing.
Beautiful lava flows ... we want more !
Third (and last?) Episode of the current eruption at Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion on 30 September 2018 / by Ced Northman. A week after filming many forms of lava channels, this time it was much more of a mess! A generalized overflow of pahoehoe lava, due to a small resurgence supposedly on the east flank. Lava tubes, lava rivers, lava floods, lava falls! - a link to his first two documentaries at the end of episode three.
The "Caverne Gendarme" lava tunnel, located at the Brûlé from the table to the Îlet aux Palmistes / commune of St Philippe, constituted the framework of tests of Comex space with a view to lunar expedition. This tunnel developed in a casting dated 18th century outside caldera.
A summary of these tests is visible on the Imazpress / Objectif Lune website: the island could host astronauts.
Merapi - growth of the dome between 18.08 and 11.10.2018 (photo growth between 04 and 11.10.2018) - Doc.PVMBG
The growth of the Merapi dome is continuing ... on 11 October, the volume of the dome was 158,000 m³, with a daily growth rate of 3,100 m³, a little higher than at the end of September.
The dome is described as stable, although there is a slight outpouring on the north side.
It is marked by a thin, white fumarole 70 meters above the summit.
The activity level remains at 2 / waspada, with a prohibited area of 3 km.
Sources: PVMBG & Magma Indonesia
In Fuego, the rise in activity level has no duration.
The RSAM shows a decrease on 13 October, and weak to moderate explosions with a lower ash column, then relayed by a white degassing from a height of 1,000 meters above the summit, and a lava flow in the Barranca Seca of reduced length to about 200 meters according to the Conred.
Evolution to follow
Sources: Insivumeh 13,10,2018 / 10h local and Conred
Fuego - 13.10.2018 - white degassing - photo William Chigna, Unity of Prevención de Volcanes - UPV / via Conred
At Turrialba, the Ovsicori reports an eruption on October 13 from 7:50 am, accompanied by a plume of ash 500 meters above the active crater. The activity is in progress.