Investigators examining a piece of debris suspected to belong to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been forced to flee the site, according to news.com.au.

An emergency evacuation is underway on the island of Reunion where Le Piton de la Fournaise has recorded unusual activity.

Scientists at island's volcanic observatory, the OVPF, warned an eruption was "imminent and probable".

The evacuation bizarrely comes just hours after it was reported the suspected wreckage of missing passenger jet Malaysian Airlines MH370 washed up on the beach.

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The volcano, situated on the south-east side of La Reunion, is a World Heritage site.

Up to 10 Malaysian aviation experts reportedly arrived at La Reunion only to be evacuated.

A beach walker passes by the shore where an airplane wing part was washed up in the early morning near Saint-Andre on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island. Photo / AP
A beach walker passes by the shore where an airplane wing part was washed up in the early morning near Saint-Andre on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island. Photo / AP
Workers for an association responsible for maintaining paths to the beaches from being overgrown by shrubs, search the beach for possible additional airplane debris. Photo / AP
Workers for an association responsible for maintaining paths to the beaches from being overgrown by shrubs, search the beach for possible additional airplane debris. Photo / AP