Thursday, February 5, 2015

Erupted! Piton De La Fornaise Volcano On Reunion Island

Erupted! Piton de la Fornaise Volcano

Late morning of February 4, Reunion Island’s active volcano, the Piton de la Fournaise, once again erupted, giving visitors to the island a magnificent spectacle especially at night, when the sky is illuminated by the glowing lava.
While all the trails and roads to the rim of the crater were immediately closed for safety reasons, helicopter tours are keeping a safe distance, of course, ongoing and allowing for some spectacular sights.
For those too scared to board a helicopter and fly around the inferno, a visit to the Volcano Museum is recommended, which was re-opened in August last year after a three-year overhaul, renovation, and expansion. There, it is entirely safe to see documentary films of past eruptions and learn about the history of the volcanos and how the eruptions in the distant past raised Reunion Island from the sea.

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