Piton de la Fournaise

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All photos were taken by Marco Fulle.

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19.4.1998 View from Pas des Sables across Le Plaine des Sables, road leads to Pas de Bellecombe. Piton de la Fournaise (center) and Piton Chisny (right) in the background.
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19.4.1998 From Pas de Bellecombe: Cratère Magne (left), steaming Piton Kapor (center) and Piton de la Fournaise (right).
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19.4.1998 from Piton Kapor's flank.Lava flows towards the Cratère Magne. In the background sea of clouds against the Nez Coupé de S. Rose.
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19.4.1998 same location as picture on the left. The small lava lake on the right is being refilled after a period of outflow.
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19.4.1998 from Piton Kapor's flank. Lava flow towards the Cratère Magne.
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19.4.1998 The small lava lake has been filled and outflows.
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19.4.1998 Strombolian activity at Piton Kapor. Left: lava flowing towards Cratère Magne.
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25.4.1998 from Piton Kapor's top to N, 10 meters S of the active vent we observe ejection of lava clots.
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21.4.1998 from the Piton Kapor's flank. Suddenly a surge of pressure in the lava fall destroys the cover on it's top causing violent spattering. Roby on the right.
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21.4.1998 same position as left. A pressure surge in the lava flow fills an ephemeral lava lake on top of the solified pahoehoe flow. The lava fall continues to spatter on the left.
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21.4.1998 Detail of the very fluid lava fall: On the top right is covered by a pulsating sheet of solified lava.
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21.4.1998 Detail of the lava fall: drops from lava stalactites are being dragged by the gas flow in the same direction as the lava flow.