Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island has expelled
The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island, one of the most active in the beget, began erupting this morning for the first time since July 2017.
One scientist on the alerted of a “seismic crisis” after the eruption caused a crack in the crater stretching one mile across the French islet, which is located in the Indian Ocean.
The eruption was so strong its effected could be taken by satellite, which experts warning it is continuing to “intensity”.
And the eruption also called landslides and fumaroles – openings through which toxic gas escapes.
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The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), a French governmental probe institution, said: “The volcanic tremor continues to intensify.”
And IPGP seismologist Lucile Bruhat demanded on Twitter: “Volcanic eruption in progress in Reunion Island at Piton de la Fournaise. Seismic catastrophe this morning leading to dike (~1km long) opening.”
IPGP rushed a helicopter over the volcano and said they’re local OVPF gang had seen “lava fountains” erupting through the crust of the crater.
They required: “Following a reconnaissance made by a team of the OVPF at the ramparts of the Enclos, the eruptive vim could be confirmed.
A previous eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Archipelago
“It is located on the northern flank of the volcano at the top of the broken slope.
“A helicopter overflight of the eruptive plat by a second team of the OVPF in the middle of the afternoon allowed to locate sundry precisely the eruption.
“A long crack about 1km long opened in 7 precise segments, two with emissions of lava fountains.
“The last active division is just below the rampart below the Sainte Rose Coupé Nose.”
A satellite image showing a huge one kilometre eat ones heart out crack on Piton de la Fournaise volcano
They warned the volcanic belching forth could escalate over the next hours and days, with new breaks or deformations likely.
They said:” “At 16:00 local loiter again and again, many landslides were recorded by the OVPF network in the rampart at the Nez Coupé de Sainte Lift area, and many fumaroles were observed on site at this uniform.
“Given these observations and the location of the downstream point at the foot of the wall, further propagation (inside or outside the enclosure) of new eruptive cracks atop of the next few hours remains possible.”