On the French island of Reunion, the eruption of the volcano Piton de la Furnes began

Lava fountain ten meters high. On the French island of Reunion, the eruption of the volcano Piton de la Furnes began. Authorities have alarmed and banned the landing of aircraft in the area. However, tourists come to a dangerous place to photograph lava flows. One family had to flee.

They were on the edge of the crater just at the time of its awakening. “We sat right on the edge of the crater and felt the earth begin to shake. There was a terrible roar! Rockfall began inside the crater. We thought nothing else would happen. But the next second they saw a surge of lava. The geyser was just huge!

From fear we ran away from that place, ”said the tourist Didier. The eruption that occurred does not pose a threat to the population. Lava flows around residential buildings. The volcano Piton de la Furnes is known for its frequent activity, the latter was in October last year. In total, since the 17th century, more than 150 of its eruptions have been counted.