Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00314
Lava fountains rise above a fissure vent on the floor of the caldera of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Réunion Island in September 1985. This eruptive phase occurred from vents at 2200-m altitude on the east flank of Dolomieu crater, the central crater of Piton de la Fournaise, near the beginning of an eruption that lasted from June 1985 until December 1988. Fissures both within the caldera and on its outer flanks were active during this eruption.
Copyrighted photo by Roland Benard, 1985 (courtesy of Katia and Maurice Krafft).
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Piton de la Fournaise