Video of the event here:
Original article translated from French to English below:
Since 1:35 this morning, the volcano erupted. Two mouths lava were observed on the side of the crater Maillard. Check out the images of the overview of the Piton de la Fournaise on the occasion of the first casting for 3 years.
The Piton de la Fournaise erupted Saturday around 1:35 in the morning . Following a reconnaissance conducted by agents of the Volcanological Observatory and gendarmes, two lava flows were detected in the crater on the side Maillard South-East of the central cone.
The Piton de la Fournaise is under surveillance since June 12 The level of vigilance of the specific device ORSEC “volcano Piton de la Fournaise” was then triggered last Thursday.
More information on Piton de la Fournaise Volcano here:
“Piton de la Fournaise, a typical basaltic shield volcano, located on the French island La Réunion, is one of the world’s most active and productive volcanoes.
It is in a phase of frequent but short-lived eruptions that start with lava fountains and produce large lava flows. Since the active areas of the volcano are not inhabited, its eruptions pose little danger and cause little damage.”