Piton de La Fournaise erupted this May 17, 2015 - photo Officiel Reunitoo, the first web portal of the Reunion Island
Between 13 and 16 May, the OVPF recorded 92 summital earthquakes VT (between 500 m. below sea level and 500 m. above) and 90 deep VT earthquakes (below sea level) to the Piton de la Fournaise / La Réunion . The deformations at the base of the summit cone show inflation.
On 17 May, between 4 am and 8 am, 43 summital VT earthquakes are recorded; between 11 and 12:30, the number of earthquakes VT passes 200 !.
Access to Enclos is closed from 11:30.
Around 12:50, a seismic crisis begin with 5-7 earthquakes a minute, and OVPF record significant deformation on the crater rim. The rash begins around 1:45 p.m. local, making activate by the Prefecture the ORSEC-Volcans alert level 2, to 14 h ..
Piton de la Fournaise / 17.05.2015 - On the left, the eruption seen by the webcam Piton Bert at 11:02 am TU; right by the webcam Piton Partage at 3:22 p.m. TU - a clic to enlarge
Early difficult to observe due to cloud cover, the first images of the eruption come from the webcam of Piton Bert. By early afternoon, the clouds dissipate and allow to a helicopter flight over by the local media.
The eruption is located inside the Enclos, between Dolomieu crater and Château Fort. Two lava flows are visible.
Piton de la Fournaise - 05.17.2015 - lava flows seen by helicopter - photo Officiel Reunitoo, the first web portal of the Reunion Island.
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The last eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise on 4 February 2015 and ended on 15 February. (GVP)
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