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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...

May 12, 2021

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Effusive eruption continues at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, lava reaches Piton le Bonnet, Reunion

The effusive eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion continues from a new eruptive fissure on the southern flank of Enclos depression. The eruption started at around 15:00 UTC on April 9, 2021, following several hours of intense seismicity. The Alert...

April 13, 2021

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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...

December 07, 2020

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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...

September 23, 2020

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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...

February 10, 2020

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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...

October 25, 2019

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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...

February 18, 2019

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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...

October 01, 2018

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Fakir kills 2 in Reunion, hits the island as latest cyclone in the season on record

Late-season Tropical Cyclone "Fakir" hit Réunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, early Tuesday, April 24, 2018 as the latest storm in the season on record. Fakir formed at 12:00 UTC on April 23, 2018 as the 7th named storm of the...

April 25, 2018

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New eruption starts at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

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. In its latest bulletin issued April 1, 2018, OVPF said that seismicity at the volcano...

April 03, 2018

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Mauritius and La Reunion in direct path of Tropical Cyclone "Berguitta"

Tropical Cyclone "Berguitta," the third named storm of the 2017-18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, is on its way toward Mauritius and La Reunion. Although this system is now slowly weakening, it's expected to maintain its tropical cyclone winds...

January 16, 2018

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Severe Tropical Storm "Berguitta" threatens Mauritius and La Reunion

A new tropical cyclone has formed in the South-West Indian Ocean on January 13, 2018 and was named Berguitta. This is currently a quasi-stationary system located north of Rodrigues. Residents of Mauritius and La Reunion are advised to prepare for heavy rain and...

January 14, 2018