Volcanoes of Reunion - John Seach


Reunion is an active volcanic island located in the Mascarene Basin (southwestern Indian Ocean), 750 km east of Madagascar.

La Réunion is formed from a mantle hot spot. The hotspot extends from the Deccan Traps (65 Ma) to the Chagos–Laccadive Ridge (50 Ma), the Mascarene Plateau (40 Ma), Mauritius (8 Ma), and finally, Reunion Island (5 Ma).