The eruption of the volcano Piton de La Fournaise

The first in 2016, the eruption of the volcano Piton de La Fournaise began on the French island of reunion in the Indian ocean.

The eruption began on Thursday morning at 08.05 local time (07.05 GMT). Scientists were able to capture at least six of the lava fountains.

As the Director of the Volcanological Observatory of Piton de La Fournaise, the seismic activity of the volcano was recorded three days ago and intensified on Wednesday night.