Articles tagged "reunion islands"

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Alert raised after resumption of seismicity at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A resumption of seismicity has been observed at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in Reunion since June 16, 2020, prompting the national volcanological observatory to raise the Alert Level to "Vigilance" on June 22. The Volcanological Observatory of Piton...

June 22, 2020

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Alert Level 2 raised over Piton de la Fournaise volcano as second eruption of the year starts, Reunion

The OVPF has recorded 92 volcano-tectonic earthquakes at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on April 2, 2020, from 04:15 to 04:51 UTC (08:15 to 08:51 UTC). Following the seismic crisis in the morning and a four-hour lull, another volcanic tremor was at 08:20 UTC...

April 02, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Herold" brings severe flooding to Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Herold" formed in the Indian Ocean near the coast of Madagascar on March 13, 2020, causing severe flooding in the northeastern part of the country which resulted in one fatality. Herold is the 8th named storm of the 2019/20 Southwest...

March 16, 2020

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New eruption at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion during the early morning hour of September 15, 2018. The eruption followed a seismic crisis that started at 04:45 UTC (01:45 local time) today. Seismicity was accompanied by rapid deformation. Volcanic tremor...

September 15, 2018

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New fissure eruption at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new fissure eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise, shield volcano located on the eastern side of Réunion island in the Indian Ocean. This is its third eruption of the year. The two previous took place in April 2018. The alert level is at 2-2. The...

July 13, 2018


Tropical Cyclone 02S threatens Mauritius and Reunion Islands

Second tropical cyclone of Southern Indian Ocean season formed in the Southern Indian Ocean early on November 28, 2014. The system is still designated as Tropical Cyclone 02S but it should be soon named as Tropical Cyclone Bansi. The new tropical storm is moving to the

November 29, 2014


Piton de la Fournaise erupts after four years of quiescence, Reunion

Piton de la Fournaise volcano located in Reunion, Indian Ocean, erupted late June 20, 2014 after almost 4 years of sleep. The eruption occurred at 21:35 UTC (01:35 local time on June 21, 2014) from the southeastern side of its main summit crater.The eruption had 10 days

June 21, 2014

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Hotspots driving tectonic plate movement

Plate tectonics has been on the curriculum for a while now. Most people are fairly familiar with the theory; the Earth's crust - or lithosphere - is broken up into different plates which move around on the very hot, viscous substance beneath.This movement is driven

July 08, 2011