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Volcanic eruption on La Réunion

The shield volcano Piton de la Fournaise on the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean represents one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. This clip combines a sequence of four videos recorded during an eruption between 11 and 16 September 2016. Initially, lava and tephra were produced at several places along a fissure. Later on, the activity concentrated at one single spot where a cone of considerable dimensions evolved.

Mergili, M., Villeneuve, N., Peltier, A, 2017. Geomorphologic evolution of the eruptive vent of September 2016 at Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion). Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU2017-8272. Download abstract

Author: Martin Mergili, Institute of Applied Geology. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0.

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