Piton Fournaise: Further earthquakes

At the Piton de la Fournasie, further earthquake activity was registered, although the actual seismic crisis was declared over yesterday. Seismologists report 8 volcano-tectonic earthquakes near the surface and 35 volcano-tectonic earthquakes at greater depths below the eastern flank. Furthermore, 1 long-periodic earthquake, 14 earthquakes classified as “undetermined” and 52 superficial landslides or collapse events occurred in the area of the eastern flank. 144 events of smaller magnitude were detected automatically. Inflation is also continuing, although at a much lower level than in the days of the crisis. At one measuring station a total ground elevation of 23 cm was registered. The horizontal offset was 76 cm. The scientists still consider an eruption possible, even though the probability of this has decreased.