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Piton de la Fournaise volcano



Piton de la Fournaise is one of the world's most active volcanoes. It is located in the ESE part of Reunion Island. A nested caldera has been created by two large eruptions. The summit consists of two craters, the older Cratere Bory and the active Cratere Dolomieu.

An eruption of the volcano occurs almost every year at Piton de la Fournaise Volcano. Volcanic activity consists of lava emission and small explosions. Ashfall is rarely produced. Pele’s hair is sometimes produced.

The last eruption in january 2010 
An eruption began at Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 2nd January 2010. Lava flowed into Dolomieu crater. The eruption lasted 2 days.

  • To do
    • Observation point from the Pas de Bellecombe over the volcano enclosure and craters.
    • Hiking.