Breaking!! New eruption starts at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion


I just reported this morning that we currently have 31 active volcanoes… Make that 32.

A new effusive eruption started at Piton de La Fournaise volcano in Reunion at 06:40 UTC on April 3, 2018. The Alert Level was raised to 2-2 and the Aviation Color Code to Orange.

More than 150 eruptions have occurred since the 17th century. Eruptions from 1708, 1774, 1776, 1800, 1977, and 1986, have originated from fissures on the outer flanks of the caldera. Go to the link below for full details on this new eruption as information is breaking at this time (12:53pm est):


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