Eruption at Le Piton de la Fournaise Volcano on 3 February 1981

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Authors:Bachelery, P.; Blum, P. A.; Cheminee, J. L.; Chevallier, L.; Gaulon, R.; Girardin, N.; Jaupart, C.; Lalanne, F.; Le Mouel, J. L.; Ruegg, J. C.; Vincent, P.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Paris VI, obs. volcanol., Paris 75230, France
Volume Title:Nature (London)
Source:Nature (London), 297(5865), p.395-397. Publisher: Macmillan Journals, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0028-0836
Publication Date:1982
Note:In English. 8 refs.; illus. incl. table
Summary:Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean, is a 0.35 m.y.-old basaltic shield volcano built on the flank of the extinct Piton des Nieges volcano. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world with a magma output rate of 0.32 m3/s. The 3 February 1981 eruption began after 13 days of sustained shallow seismicity and occurred in three phases over 92 days. About 10 X 106 m3 of essentially aphyric tholeiitic lavas were produced. [T.R.]
Subjects:Earthquakes; Eruptions; Lava; Lava flows; Seismicity; Seismology; Shallow-focus earthquakes; Volcanoes; Volcanology; Indian Ocean Islands; Mascarene Islands; Piton de la Fournaise; Reunion; Eruption fevrier 1981; Piton
Abstract Numbers:83M/3828
Record ID:1985011579
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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