Volcano Piton de la Fournaise Erupts for the Second Time This Year on La Réunion
On the island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean, the volcano Piton de la Fournaise has erupted for the second time this year. The local volcanological observatory reports this.
The volcano’s eruption, which has been going through alternating seismic and quiescent phases for weeks, took place around 3:30 a.m. local time in an uninhabited area. There is no danger to the population.
Le Piton de la Fournaise on Réunion Island, a French overseas department, is one of the most active volcanoes on Earth.
It has erupted about 20 times in the past ten years. The first eruption this year took place in April and lasted about six weeks.