Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanos in the world, erupted for the first time this year on Friday 9th April 2021 at 7pm (local time).
That day, the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Observatory (OVPF) had recorded new seismic activity from 3pm (local time). According to OVPF recordings, the source of this tremor was located on the south side of the volcano, inside the enclosure. The eruption could be seen from the Piton de Bert.
On that day, Friday 9th April 2021, the Prefect decided to trigger alert phase 2-2 of the special Orsec volcano plan: eruption in progress inside the enclosure. Public access to Enclos Fouqué from the Pas de Bellecombe-Jacob and all other footpaths, were forbidden until further notice, as were all aircraft landings in the area around the volcano.
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