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About Piton del la Fournaise

the active volcano Piton de la Fournaise is part of the island Réunion (french overseas department and part of the EU). This volcano and island is forced by a hot spot under the Indian Ocean plate and one of the most frequent active volcano on earth.
the highest summit of Réunion is the old volcano Piton Neiges with 3069 meters, while Piton de la Fournaise has only 2631 meters altitude.

Chris at a new formed beach in 2004 ((c)Daniela Szczepanski) the ocean entry of lava is not very often tosee, but we were lucky in August 2004 with excactly this spectacular show of the nature.

Picure to the left Daniela Szczepanski (c)2004: Chris at a new created "beach"

 view over the  island and Piton Neiges Lava flow at Piton de la Fournaise Tropical vegetation with fern trees
Pictures by Chris Weber (c)1998 from the left: view over the island and Piton Neiges; lava flow at Piton de la Fournaise; tropical vegetation with fern trees


lava enters the ocean lava is forcing through the woods lava creates new land
Pictures by Chris Weber (c)2004 from the left: lava enters the ocean; lava is forcing through the woods; lava creates new land
lava enters the ocean ((c)Daniela Szczepanski) steaming coast ((c)Daniela Szczepanski) burning trees ((c)Daniela Szczepanski)
Pictures by Daniela Szczepanski (c)2004 from the left: lava enters the ocean; steaming coastel area; lava burns down trees

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