Eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

Eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A new eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion at around 23:30 UTC on December 21, 2021. The alert level was raised to 2-1. Trails in the upper part of the summit were closed for the public. The seismic crisis started at around 21:15 UTC,…

Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Mauritius – Reunion region, Indian Ocean

Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Mauritius – Reunion region, Indian Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Mauritius – Reunion region at 14:05 UTC on May 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 413 km…

Third eruption of the year starts at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

Third eruption of the year starts at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A new eruption has started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion at around 00:40 UTC (04:40 LT) on December 7, 2020. The first lava poured out around 00:50 to 01:00 UTC. Three cracks opened on the WSW flank of the volcano, at an altitude of between 2 300 and 2…

Rare M4.4 earthquake hits Reunion, one of the largest on record

Rare M4.4 earthquake hits Reunion, one of the largest on record

A rare earthquake measuring M4.4 on the Richter scale hit 23 km (14 miles) NW of Saint-Denis, Reunion at 17:00 UTC on September 21, 2020. RNS is reporting a depth of 27 km (17 miles). This is the largest earthquake to hit the island since 1979 when Piton de la…

New eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

New eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A new eruption has started at Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 06:40 UTC on February 10, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in October 2019. First signs of awakening were detected at 06:27 UTC today with the start of the strong seismic…

Fifth eruption of the year at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

Fifth eruption of the year at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

The Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupted on October 25, 2019, for the fifth time this year. According to OVPF, the tremor corresponding with the arrival of the lava near the surface was recorded since 04:15 LT. The low lava flow front is over the Piton Tremblet, at…

Eruption starts at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

Eruption starts at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new eruptive phase started at Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 05:48 UTC on February 18, 2019 (09:48 local time) following two days of intense seismic activity. According to the information provided by the OVPF, the eruption seems to be taking place…

Third most energetic meteor of the year recorded over Reunion and Mauritius

Third most energetic meteor of the year recorded over Reunion and Mauritius

A very bright fireball was observed over the islands of Reunion and Mauritius islands at 14:10 UTC on September 25, 2018. Its calculated total impact energy is 1.9 kt, making it the third most energetic meteor since the start of the year and 48th on record. The…