Piton Fournaise: Eruption intensifies

The eruption on the Piton de la Fournaise has intensified. On 5th and 7th of March new fissures opened, one of which is still active. There are 2 lava fountains that feed lava flows. The Lava output is about 30 cubic meters per second. The end of the lava flow is at 1000 m altitude. The distance to the coastal road is 5 km. The tremor rose and 49 volcanotectonic earthquakes were registered.

The eruption started on 20. February, just one day after a short-lived eruption.