The volcano on La Palma shows no weakness. A second lava flow falls on the northern slope and destroys banana plantations. The current has not yet reached the sea.
La Palma – Last night there was a new eruption of the volcano on La Palma. A powerful lava flow then trickled down near Tacande, as reported by the Canarian Volcano Research Institute Involcan. The “breathtaking sight” tweeted Involcan for a video on which the bright red lava flow can be seen. Lava flows down a path created by previous currents. This makes it thicker and the cooler it goes down.
La Palma: Volcano Still Active
According to volcano researchers, various lava flows from the slopes of Cumbre Vieja have entered a phase of “stagnation and slowing”. The second stream visible on Sunday to the northwest of the volcanic cone also slowed significantly. On the edge of the La Laguna Mountains, south of La Palma, it is moving at just over two meters per hour. The 1270 degree hot lava tongue is now 160 meters from the sea. On Sunday the lava mass was still rolling toward the sea at about 15 kilometers per hour.
María Jose Blanco, regional director of the IGN Geographic Institute, said in the newspaper that they destroyed banana plantations again on Monday. World Cited. Meanwhile, according to data from the Copernicus satellite, which only analyzes buildings without specifying the type, 1,956 were destroyed and 60 partially damaged or endangered buildings have been classified. More than 760 hectares is covered by a metre-thick layer of lava, of which 228.09 hectares are cultivated (128 hectares of banana plantations, 52 vineyards and 19 avocados).
Scientists still consider it uncertain whether the lava will reach the sea Tuesday night with the current flow and speed. What is certain is that sooner or later the mass will reach the Atlantic and form a new landmass. The main stream has been falling into the sea for two weeks and forming a new headland there, which was already over 36 hectares in size on Monday. About 50 football fields fit on it.
Volcano eruption on La Palma
|The volcano at Cumbre Vieja (1,949 m) on the Canary Islands of La Palma erupted for the first time in 50 years on September 19, 2021.|
|Massive lava flows have now destroyed more than 1,800 buildings and about 790 hectares of land.|
|The Canaries, which also include the popular holiday islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote, are of volcanic origin. Cambre Vieja was considered a dormant volcano.|
Volcano on La Palma: no air traffic on weekends
Meanwhile, flight operations resumed in La Palma on Monday after a two-day halt. But only for a few hours. Airline Binter had to cancel the last four planned flights due to ash on the runway. The island’s airport remained operational over the weekend, but volcanic ash rose alarmingly. Airlines like Binter canceled flights.
Volcano eruption on La Palma – Children with masks and goggles at school
Despite the difficult situation on La Palma, the island tries to keep something normal. For more than a month, children are returning to school for the first time in one of the hardest-hit areas of the Ariadne Valley. According to local media, more than 4,500 pupils and 600 teachers started out in difficult conditions – in a rain of ash. They were confined to their respective classes. Windows and doors had to be kept closed due to poor air quality. Holidays are prohibited in the school premises. When leaving class, children were required to wear FFP2 masks, goggles and caps. It is not clear when the volcano will rest. Once Volcano takes a haunting break a. (ml)*mercur.d an offer from ippn.media
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