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France: Piton de la Fournaise volcano spits lava into the night sky01:26

France: Piton de la Fournaise volcano spits lava into the night sky

France, Reunion Island
September 11, 2016 at 23:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island erupted on Sunday, belching lava and plumes of ash up to 30 metres (98 feet) into the sky.

The Piton de la Fournaise volcano is believed to be one of world's most active volcanoes along with Mount Etna in Italy and Kilauea in Hawaii.

Nearby areas have not been affected by the eruption; however, the local authorities have warned drivers to be alert to the flows when travelling in areas around the volcano and have closed down a number of hiking areas.

This was the Piton de la Fournaise's second eruption this year. The volcano has erupted more than a dozen times in the last 10 years, making it a major tourist attraction.

France: Piton de la Fournaise volcano spits lava into the night sky01:26
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The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island erupted on Sunday, belching lava and plumes of ash up to 30 metres (98 feet) into the sky.

The Piton de la Fournaise volcano is believed to be one of world's most active volcanoes along with Mount Etna in Italy and Kilauea in Hawaii.

Nearby areas have not been affected by the eruption; however, the local authorities have warned drivers to be alert to the flows when travelling in areas around the volcano and have closed down a number of hiking areas.

This was the Piton de la Fournaise's second eruption this year. The volcano has erupted more than a dozen times in the last 10 years, making it a major tourist attraction.

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