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Big rock comes to a halt Le piton de La Fournaise - Ile de La RĂ©union
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Quick Facts:

  • One of the most active volcanoes in the world
  • 5 mile (8 km) wide caldera atop the volcano
  • Features 400 meter lava shield inside the caldera.


The Peak of the Furnace (Piton de la Fournaise) is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The Enclos Fourque caldera is 5 miles (8 km) wide and accounts for the top part of the volcano. Dolomieu is a 400 meter lava shield found inside the caldera. In addition to the lava shield, the caldera features craters, spatter cones and beaches.


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More will follow on Peak of the Furnace as it is declared an official or notable wonder of Africa.


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More will follow on the Peak of the Furnace as it is declared an official or notable wonder of Africa.

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