Piton de la Fournaise, literally meaning, Peak of the Furnace, is actually a shield volcano situated on the eastern part of Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Presently it is considered as one of the most active of all the volcanoes of the world, the others being, Kilauea in the Hawaiian Islands, Stromboli, Etna and Mount Erebus. A most recent of the eruptions started in August 2006 and came to an end in January 2007. It again erupted in February 2007, as well as on 21 September 2008. Most recently, an eruption happened on 2 January 2010 and continued for ten days. Popularly known as le Volcan or The Volcano, Piton de la Fournaise is an important tourist spot on Réunion Island. Continue reading “Piton de la Fournaise Volcano: Facts” »