2nd eruption of 2019 for the volcano on Reunion Island

volcan Piton de la Fournaise (archives)

Published on 11 June 2019

The Piton de La Fournaise erupted on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 6.35 am. This is the second volcanic eruption of the year!
An event that has been expected by locals and tourists, for this volcano which ranks as one of the most active on the planet. According to the recordings by the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Observatory (OVPF), the source of this tremor is near the summit.
In these conditions, the Prefecture decided to implement warning phase 2-2 "eruption in progress in Enclos Fouqué" of the ORSEC* volcano plan on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 7am.

See the Piton de la Fournaise webcam
Public access to Enclos Fouqué from the Pas de Bellecombe trail or from any other trail, as well as aircraft landings within the volcano area, are prohibited until further notice.


​After a spectacular twenty-day show, the first eruption of 2019 was "original" and intense according to the OVPF. It started on 19 February and ended on 10 March 2019 at around 6.28am. Two fissure vents opened in the middle of the eruption (a rare phenomenon) and created a resurgence of activity feeding the lava flows that swept down the steep slopes at high speed much to the delight of the public, who came in large numbers to admire the show.

The volcano represents no danger for the population. Many activities related to Reunion’s volcano are organised by professionals. Book your overnight stay, the Gîte du Volcan welcomes guests in a peaceful setting, perfect to get away from it all.

  • Book a helicopter or microlight flight to admire this imposing natural phenomenon from the sky.
  • Become a great explorer for a few hours, visiting the lava tunnels for an extraordinary adventure.
  • The Cité du Volcan, located in Plaine des Cafres, opens its doors so you can discover the history of the Piton de la Fournaise.

Use the services of a Mountain Guide to discover Reunion in complete safety.

Feel free to contact one of the tour operators who offer tours on the theme of Reunion’s volcano. Find them at reunion.fr.     
Rain, fog, cold, heat and sun - check out the advice of the Prefecture of Reunion before heading off to the volcano.