A new fissure eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise, shield volcano located on the eastern side of Reunion island in the Indian Ocean. This is its third eruption of the year. The two previous took place in April 2018.

Since this area is uninhabited, the eruption poses no danger for the population.

The Sainte-Rose Coupe trail is currently closed to pedestrian traffic from the Piton Partage because of a real and impending danger of collapse.

Access to the volcano is prohibited until further notice.

Source: http://scienceglobalnews.com/environment/new-fissure-eruption-at-piton-de-la-fournaise-reunion/

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