La fournaise!


We have seen and heard so much lately about Piton de la Fournaise, which erupted for the nth time since two weeks. This latest eruption brought fear among the neighbours of the volcano. They were advised to leave their homes for shelter, as the lava flow inched dangerously to the residents’ home. The eruption ceased yesterday to again vomit ashes and lava today. The lava flow to the ocean has made visible fishes which were up to now unknown, probably due to the destruction of their habitats by the lava. The ashes and sulferous smoke from La fournaise during these last days had an impact on dodo land. Indeed, some parts of the island, especially the west and the central plateau received acidic rain. The impact on agriculture is not serious at first sight, but the rain will definitely impact on sugar cane yield.

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