7/31/2015 — Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts in Reunion Islands

A large eruption has occurred at Piton de la Fournaise volcano in the French Reunion Islands.

piton lava flow

July 2015: Lava flow captured on the flank of Piton de Fournaise volcano

 

This eruption comes in the days after wreckage from missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 washed up on the shores of the Islands.

reunion island earthquake

The French Reunion islands are East of Madagascar, South of the Arabian Sea, on the Western portion of the Indian Ocean (East of Africa).

 

Also, in addition to the eruption at Piton de la Fournaise, it is worthy to note that another volcano just sent off a fairly large blast at Manam Volcano in Papua New Guinea (West Pacific).

This makes two large eruptions in one day across the Indian Ocean into the West Pacific — meaning the pressure which I warned about in the Earthquake Forecast from 3 days ago is beginning to show across the West Pacific.

See the earthquake forecast here:

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First plane debris, then a volcano eruption on remote Reunion Island

http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-plane-debris-volcano-eruption-reunion-island-20150731-story.html

“Residents of Reunion Island are having a busy week.

On Wednesday, beachcombers on the island — a French territory in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar — stumbled across a washed-up piece of plane debris that likely belonged to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, yielding a possible key to one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history.

And then on Friday, a volcano erupted.

The 8,635-foot-high Piton de la Fournaise volcano, located in an uninhabited area south of the beach where the debris was found, erupted at 9 a.m., according to local media.

“Several lava fountains are visible, and the lava was making a rumbling sound,” reported the local newspaper Clicanoo.

Guillaume Cazarré, 36, a Frenchman who has lived on Reunion for 10 years, told the paper he witnessed the eruption while on a tourist helicopter ride that he had been given as a birthday gift.

“When we passed at the level of the Partage peak around 9:45 a.m., I saw a red glow — the volcano had just woken up,” he said. “I mentioned this to the pilot and the other tourists who were in the helicopter. We went near and flew around the area for around five to 10 minutes. The pilot said we couldn’t stay any longer for security reasons. It was magical. It was the best present anyone could have given me. Exceptional. I’ve already seen other eruptions, but this was the best.”

…read the whole story here:

http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-plane-debris-volcano-eruption-reunion-island-20150731-story.html

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