Piton de la Fournaise eruption in Reunion on May 26, 2016

Breaking: Eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise on Reunion on May 26, 2016.

The Piton de la Fournaise erupted early Thursday morning. The “Orsec-volcano” plan was launched. Here the first pictures and video:

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via IP Reunion

The eruption started around 8:05 (6:05 Metropolitan hour) with a magma projection most probably south of the volcanic massif in the Château area.

But bad weather prevented for the time to visually confirm the eruption.

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For four days, the observatory had observed an increase in seismic activity in the area.

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The prefecture of the meeting initiated therefore warning 2-2 Plan ‘ORSEC Volcano’: ongoing eruption / Public access to the areas affected by the eruption is prohibited until further notice.

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A team of volcanologists is currently heading towards the peak of Bert in an attempt to locate more precisely the eruption.

Here a video and some pictures of the Piton de la Fournaise eruption in August 2015:

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via VK
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via VK
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via VK
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via VK
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via VK

MISE A JOUR 26 MAI 2016: PASSAGE EN ALERTE 2-2 / ERUPTION DANS L’ENCLOS EN COURS
Nos premières images de l’éruption en cours au Piton de la Fournaise
La Réunion : le Piton de la Fournaise est entré en éruption

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