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Forêt domaniale du Grand Brûlé | Lava flow of 2007


View towards west, the summit area of the Piton de la Fournaise is hidden by the clouds. The Grand Brûlé extends for eight kilometres along the east coast and lower slopes of La Réunion. It represents the coastward continuation of the caldera Enclos Fouqué, source of numerous lava flows in the past years and decades. Due to the prevailing topography most flows propagate towards the Grand Brûlé, and some of the larger ones - such as the flow of 2007 shown in the image - have reached the coast.

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on Monday 12 September 2016 by Martin Mergili
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