From the boundless deep
by Martin Mergili, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
The shield volcano Piton de la Fournaise (island of La Réunion) is one of the most active volcanoes worldwide. This photo shows 20-30 m high lava fountains and the associated flows just one and a half hour after the sudden onset of a fissure eruption along the slope heading from the main crater, Cratère Dolomieu, down to the caldera Enclos Fouqué.
Martin Mergili (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)