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Piton de la Fournaise gives birth to two more peaks on Reunion Island

Piton de la Fournaise gives birth to two more peaks on Reunion Island ( Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island's active inner island volcano with already five full eruptions to his name this year, has during the course of these eruptions seen two “mini volcanos” emerge.

The two little peaks were last weekend formally named in honor of both the Hawaiian “Goddess of Fire,” Piton Granmer Kal, and after a Japanese scientist, Piton Kei Aki.

The naming ceremony took place at Piton Rouge at the edge of the massive crater, allowing invited guests to see the “new peaks” for themselves.

Present was the President of the island's tourism board Reunion Island Tourism (IRT), Mr. Patrick Serveaux, accompanied by the Head of Reunion National Parks and the President of the Volcano Observatory.

The most recently-named new small peak is the Piton Tremblet which formed during the 2007 eruption.
Often “sleeping” for longer periods of time, the volcano in 2015 has already erupted five times to the delight of island visitors who can see the eruption from helicopter flights, traversing the area in a safe distance. The latest eruption took place on October 30 with the previous eruption lasting for 56 days from August 24 to October 18.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Evelyne Coustillat, Reunion Island Tourism, Phone: +262 (0)262 90 83 69, Fax: +262 (0)262 21 00 21,

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