Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): signs of unrest, volcano might be heading for new eruption

La Reunion V
July 2016La RéunionThe volcano is showing signs of unrest that could be (but not necessarily) precursors of a new eruption. Since the beginning of the month, shallow (0-2 km depth) volcanic earthquakes of rock-fracturing type under the Dolomieu crater (the main vent of the volcano) have been more frequent, probably caused by a new magma intrusion.
The volcano observatory’s (OVPF) latest statement mentions that 111 “collapses” have occurred recently on the Dolomieu crater, the Enclos and on the lava flow of Aug-Oct 2015. In addition, it seems that new deformation has started during the past days, which would fit into the picture that the volcano is likely preparing itself for a new eruption, although the trend was still unclear and needs to be confirmed. Gas emissions have not shown any significant variation above background levels.  –Volcano Discovery
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3 Responses to Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion): signs of unrest, volcano might be heading for new eruption

  1. TweetySparrow says:

    I wonder if every volcano including those that have been dormant for years perhaps centuries will start erupting in these end of times. Here’s a Russian glacier volcano that has started erupting.
    http://earthsky.org/earth/russian-glacier-volcano-is-erupting

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    • A good portion will – but the ones of most concern are the most dangerous ones. Especially, the supervolcanoes and the volcanoes located near densely populated areas in countries like Mexico, Japan, Indonesia, Iceland, Italy, and the DRCongo.

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